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Rights Chief Moves On

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  • June 22, 2016
Rights Chief Moves On   Press Release - For immediate release    Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) announced today (Wednesday, 22 June 2016) that its long-serving Executive Director Mr. ...

Human Rights Watchdog 'draws the line' at use of religion to discriminate

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  • June 21, 2016
    Human rights watchdog "draws the line" at the use of religion to discriminate For immediate release 21st June 2016   The Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) today publishes a report that "draws the line" between the right to free...

Launch of the Report Drawing the Line: Tackling Tensions between Religious Freedom and Equal Treatment

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  • June 17, 2016

Throughout history, religious belief has often been a wellspring of motivation and inspiration for those seeking to advance justice and equality. But it has also been used as justification to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, and other religious beliefs.

 

This report examines several of the questions now the subject of litigation, public debate, and policy discourse with Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 

New UN opinion “cranks up pressure” for abortion law reform says ICCL

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  • June 9, 2016
Press Release, for immediate release   A new opinion issued by the UN Human Rights Committee “cranks up the pressure” on the Government to reform Ireland’s “antediluvian” abortion laws, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said in a s...

'Know Your Rights – A guide for Older People’

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  • June 2, 2016

'Know Your Rights – A guide for Older People’ is the seventh in the ICCL’s Know Your Rights public information series. The guide provides detailed information on many of the rights and entitlements of older people in relation to autonomy and participation, economic security, heath and wellbeing.

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee T.D., launches new guide to rights of older people

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  • May 31, 2016
Press release Tuesday 31 May 2016   Today (Tuesday 31 May 2016), newly-appointed Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee T.D., will join the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) to launch a Know Your Rights guide for ...

ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2016: Call for Intern

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  • May 26, 2016
ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2016: Call for Intern   The ICCL Human Rights Film Awards is Ireland’s first and only short film awards dedicated to human rights. We launched the project in 2009, aiming to bring together the best in filmmaking with ...

Invite: Know Your Rights – A Guide for Older People

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  • May 26, 2016
Invite: Know Your Rights – A Guide for Older People   What is Know Your Rights: A Guide for Older People? The Guide provides up to date practical information on the rights of older people in Ireland on a range of issues. The launch will be followe...

Watchdog Calls for "Further Disclosure" of Commissioner's Legal Instructions

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  • May 25, 2016
Press Release, for immediate release 25 May 2016 Ireland's independent human rights watchdog the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called for "further disclosure" - to the Policing Authority - of the precise instructions given on behalf ...

Marriage Referendum First Anniversary

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  • May 22, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: May 22nd 2016 MARRIAGE REFERENDUM ANNIVERSARY  It’s one year to the day since the people of Ireland voted in overwhelming numbers to make marriage possible for all couples, regardless of gender. We hope that this joy will soon...
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