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Rights Watchdog Regrets “Parochial Focus” of Garda Whistleblower Investigation

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  • December 19, 2014
ICCL Press release 19 December 2014 Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has expressed disquiet at the “parochial focus” of the Government’s proposed Commission of Investigation into serious...

Cavan Youthreach Winner Shines New Light on Homelessness

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  • December 12, 2014

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Pictured L-R: Third Place Prizewinner Nikita Turner, Ballymun Youthreach; Second Place Prizewinner Darren Sherlock, Parnell Sq Youthreach Transition Centre, and First Place Prizewinner Jamie Mullarkey of Cavan Youthreach

A new light was shone on the homelessness crisis today (Friday 12 December 2014) at a ceremony in Dublin, where Cavan Youthreach’s Jamie Mullarkey was awarded first prize in the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Youthreach Human Rights Competition, for his uniquely creative lightbox installation entitled ‘Have you ever felt invisible before’.

The installation – a mixed media piece combining Perspex, wood, photography and lighting - is “designed to encourage the public to consider the invisibility and anonymity of life on the streets for those experiencing homelessness”, explained Jamie at today’s ceremony

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Cavan Youthreach Shines New Light on Homelessness in Human Rights Competition Win

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  • December 12, 2014
Pictured L-R: Third Place Prizewinner Nikita Turner, Ballymun Youthreach; Second Place Prizewinner Darren Sherlock, Parnell Sq Youthreach Transition Centre, and First Place Prizewinner Jamie Mullarkey of Cavan Youthreach ICCL Press Release 12.12.14...

Updated Press release: Varadkar’s symphysiotomy waiver “shields perpetrators” say advocates

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  • December 9, 2014
Irish Council for Civil Liberties Press Release - for immediate release Tuesday 9 December 2014 Proposals by Health Minister Leo Varadkar TD that require symphysiotomy survivors to waive their human rights have been strongly criticised by the Irish C...

PRESS CONFERENCE MEDIA ADVISORY: Rights groups call for fundamental changes to Government Symphysiotomy 
Payment Scheme as vital hospital records emerge

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  • December 8, 2014
Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Amnesty International Ireland join
forces with Survivors of Symphysiotomy to strongly criticise the terms and 
conditions of the Government's Payment Scheme. MEDIA ADVISORY For Irish Council for Civil Liberti...

Varadkar’s symphysiotomy waiver “shields perpetrators” say advocates

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  • December 2, 2014
Joint Irish Council for Civil Liberties/ Survivors of Symphysiotomy Press Release Tuesday 2 December 2014 Proposals by Health Minister Leo Varadkar TD that require symphysiotomy survivors to waive their human rights have been strongly criticised by n...

Irish Rights Leader Elected to Key European Anti-Torture Role

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  • November 27, 2014
The Agora Building, Council of Europe, Strasbourg. Headquarters of the CPT. Photo: Council of Europe ICCL Press release – for immediate release Strasbourg / Dublin, 27 November 2014 The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe yes...

Progress on Children’s Rights Celebrated at Launch of New Guide

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  • November 26, 2014

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(L to R) CEO of the Childrens Rights Alliance Tanya Ward, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs James Reilly TD & Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Director Mark Kelly during the launch of  'Know Your Rights- The Rights of Children & Young People' at European Parliament House, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin on 26 November 2014.

Progress made in entrenching the rights of children and young people has been celebrated at the launch of a new guide to their rights by Dr James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today (Wednesday 26 November 2014).  The guide, ‘Know Your Rights – The Rights of Children and Young People’, is a joint publication of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and the Children’s Rights Alliance.

‘Know Your Rights – The Rights of Children and Young People’ is the latest in the ICCL’s Know Your Rights public information series. It is the first guide of its kind which seeks to comprehensively and accessibly outline the rights of children and young people in Ireland, and has been awarded a Plain English mark by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). 

- ‘Know Your Rights: The Rights of Children and Young People’ is the latest in the ICCL’s Know Your Rights public information series, which is designed to inform people in clear and accessible language about their rights under key areas of the law. The pack was produced in partnership with the Children’s Rights Alliance, and explains these rights in plain English. See www.knowyourrights.ie for more details about the Know Your Rights project.

 

Progress on Children’s Rights Celebrated at Launch of New Guide

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  • November 26, 2014
(L to R) CEO of the Childrens Rights Alliance Tanya Ward, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs James Reilly TD & Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Director Mark Kelly during the launch of  'Know Your Rights- The Rights of Childre...

Rights groups denounce use of BAI complaints procedures to “chill” equality discussions

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  • November 20, 2014
Joint Irish Council for Civil Liberties/ Marriage Equality Press release Thursday 20 November 2014 Two leading human rights organisations, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and Marriage Equality, have strongly criticised the use of Broadc...
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