Archive for 2007

ICCL Submission to the Government's Consultation on its Sixth Report under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (December 2007)

  • Publication
  • December 14, 2007

The present submission focuses on a number of key areas in respect of which the ICCL believes the CPT should consider making use of its powers under the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture, namely: the legal position of detainees in police custody; combating impunity; training of law enforcement personnel and the treatment of foreign nationals detained under aliens legislation.

‘Extraordinary Rendition’: Human Rights Commission confirms that Irish Government is wrong in law

  • News Item
  • December 11, 2007
Today the ICCL welcomed a report by the Irish Human Rights Commission calling for an inspection and monitoring regime to prevent Irish airports being used for ‘extraordinary rendition’ flights.  “Several high-level independent reports now conf...

List of Issues’ Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee in relation to Ireland’s Report under the ICCPR, in association with FLAC and the IPRT (December 2007)

  • Publication
  • December 7, 2007

List of Issues’ Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee in relation to Ireland’s Report under the ICCPR, in association with FLAC and the IPRT (December 2007)

Heed Commissioner’s Wake-Up Call, say Human Rights Groups

  • News Item
  • November 30, 2007
Two leading human rights groups, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) have called upon on the Government to heed today’s “wake-up call” from the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights...

ICCL Submission to the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (November 2007)

  • Publication
  • November 2, 2007

ICCL Submission to the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe November 2007.

ICCL Welcomes Dáil Civil Unions Debate

  • News Item
  • October 31, 2007
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed the prospect of a renewed Dáil debate on a Civil Unions Bill. Mr. Mark Kelly, Director of the ICCL, said the reintroduction of the Bill this evening (31 October 2007) provides an important op...

Special Criminal Court Expansion Would Put Ireland in the Dock

  • News Item
  • October 25, 2007
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said that expanding the role of the Special Criminal Court to include gangland crime would place Ireland “in the dock” with the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Reacting to recent calls ...

Government Must Heed Foy Judgment says the ICCL

  • News Item
  • October 19, 2007
 19 October 2007 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warmly welcomed today's groundbreaking High Court judgment in the Lydia Foy case.Speaking shortly after the release of the judgment, ICCL Director Mr Mark Kelly said:“The Foy judgm...

ICCL Submission on the Charities Bill 2007 (October 2007)

  • Publication
  • October 12, 2007

ICCL Submission on the Charities Bill 2007 (October 2007)

Unsafe and Degrading: Europe’s Verdict on Ireland’s Prisons

  • News Item
  • October 10, 2007
In a joint statement released today (Wednesday 10 October 2007), the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) welcomed the Government’s decision to publish the latest report by the Council of Europe’s human...
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