Archive for 2008

Alliance Admires Principled Stance of Equality Chief

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  • December 12, 2008
Equality & Rights Alliance today said that it admired and supported the principled and courageous stance taken by Niall Crowley in resigning as Chief Executive of The Equality Authority. The coalition of 71 civil society organisations said t...

Crowley Resignation is Principled Response to Government Attacks on Equality, says ICCL

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  • December 12, 2008
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has extended its unqualified support to the former Chief Executive of the Equality Authority, Mr. Niall Crowley, who has resigned in protest at the Equality Authority being rendered a lame duck agency by t...

Groups Call for Principled Politicians to Stand Up for Human Rights and Equality

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  • December 9, 2008
On International Human Rights Day (Wednesday 10 December 2008), the Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) will be calling for principled politicians of all parties to stand up for human rights and equality. A delegation of the Alliance, a coaliti...

Rights News 8 Winter 2008-09

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  • December 5, 2008

Rights News 8  Winter 2008-09

ICCL Gives Cautious Welcome to New Government Plans on Rendition

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  • November 1, 2008
Ireland's human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has cautiously welcomed Government plans to call upon the new US administration to respect human rights by ending rendition, closing Guantánamo Bay and ceasing to use tort...

ICCL Urges Caution on Adoption of Pepper Spray Weapons

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  • October 23, 2008
Reacting to this morning’s announcement that pepper spray weapons will be piloted in operational use by Gardaí, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has insisted that any Garda issued with such weapons be properly trained in their use, and...

No Merger but Savage Cuts Undermine Equality and Rights Protection Says Alliance

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  • October 14, 2008
Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) welcomes the budget announcement that the equality and rights bodies will share back office and administrative services instead of being fully merged as originally proposed.However, savage budget cuts of 43% for t...

Ministers Fail to Close Hijab Loophole, says ICCL

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  • September 23, 2008
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed reports that the Minister for Education and Science and the Minister for Integration Policy have jointly agreed recommendations on school uniform policy, including the wearing of the hijab.The...

Diverse Judiciary is a “Cornerstone” of Democracy, says the ICCL

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  • September 17, 2008
“Will tomorrow’s judges reflect the diversity of Ireland today?” is the question being asked at a top-level seminar in Dublin tomorrow evening (18 September 2008).Judicial office should only ever be held by lawyers of the highest calibre, and t...

Rights News 7 Autumn 2008

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  • September 5, 2008

Rights News 7 Autumn 2008

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