Archive for 2011

The Future of Human Rights: Global Techniques Securing Local Impact

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  • December 14, 2011

Our end-of year event, The Future of Human Rights: Global Techniques Securing Local Impact, took place on Friday, 16 December 2011 in the Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin

To view the full programme for the event please click HERE 

You can view video footage of the conference below

ICCL Conference Part One Anthony Romero Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union

ICCL Conference_Part One_Anthony Romero_Executive Director_ACLU from Stephen O'Hare on Vimeo.


ICCL Conference - Hagai El-Ad of ACRI and Deirdre Duffy of ICCL

ICCL Conference_Part Two_Hagai El-Ad_ACRI_Deirdre Duffy_ICCL from Stephen O'Hare on Vimeo.

 ICCL Conference Hagai El-Ad of ACRI and Deirdre Duffy of ICCL (Part 2)

ICCL Conference_Part Two(b)_Hagai El-Ad_ACRI_Deirdre Duffy_ICCL from Stephen O'Hare on Vimeo.


ICCL Conference Keynote - Hossam Bahgat of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

ICCL Conference_Part 3_Hossam Bahgat_Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights from Stephen O'Hare on Vimeo.

Applications now open for the 2012 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards

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  • December 8, 2011

IFI Screen 1 as screening begins

 

The ICCL is delighted to mark Human Right Week by open applications for the 2012 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards, marking the competition's fourth year as Ireland's only human rights short film competition.

Over the past three years, the competition has produced shortlisted films of outstanding quality which cast light on a range of human rights issues in new and creative ways.

The 2012 competition will also continue to widen its reach to younger people in second-level education through the Human Rights in Under a Minute Challenge, which will launch in January 2012, and through the Human Rights Films in Schools Project).

The competition deadline is 16 April 2012, and full details of how to apply are available on the competition website - www.humanrightsfilmawards.org.

 

ICCL marks Human Rights Week with launch of 2012 Human Rights Film Awards

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  • December 8, 2011
  Press Release – For immediate release Thursday 8 December 2011 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today (8 December 2011) marked International Human Rights Week by opening applications to the 2012 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards. Th...

Rights News 19 Autumn 2011

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  • December 7, 2011

Rights News 19 Autumn 2011

Submission by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) to the Working Group on the Establishment of the Human Rights and Equality Commission

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  • November 29, 2011

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has made a submission to the Working Group on the Establishment of the Human Rights and Equality Commission.

This brief submission highlights some of the shortcomings of the current structures and provides the ICCL’s answers to the three key questions on which the Working Group has sought responses:

What should the new body do?

What features and functions will it need in order to carry out its work?

How should it be structured and what working methods should it use to achieve the above?

The submission is available to download HERE.

Submission by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) to the Working Group on the Establishment of the Human Rights and Equality Commission

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  • November 25, 2011

This brief submission highlights some of the shortcomings of the current structures and provides the ICCL’s answers to the three key questions on which the Working Group has sought responses.

ICCL Submission to the Government Consultation on ICESCR, November 2011

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  • November 24, 2011

This submission contains the ICCL's comments on Ireland’s draft Third Report under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

NO Campaign welcomes “clear rejection” of “Abbeylara” amendment

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  • October 29, 2011

Kangaroos and the billboard

Irish Council for Civil Liberties 'NO to the 30th Amendment campaign'
Press release For immediate release
Saturday, 29 October 2011
www.kangaroocourts.net 

The campaign for a NO vote in the 30th amendment to the Constitution (Oireachtas Inquiries) has welcomed the people’s clear rejection of the Government’s referendum proposals.

When the final result of 53.3% NO to 46.7% YES is compared to polls conducted at the outset of the NO campaign led by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), this represents a swing from YES to NO votes of some 31.8 % (see note to editor for details of this calculation).

ICCL and NO Campaign Director Mr Mark Kelly said:

“This result confirms that a clear majority of the people were not convinced that the Government’s proposals struck the right balance between the public interest and the rights of persons called before Oireachtas Committees.” 

 "We look forward to participating fully in consultations on the shape of a future Constitutional amendment that will strengthen the powers of Oireachtas Committees, while protecting the human rights of those who appear before them” Mr Kelly concluded.

Government’s Kangaroo Court Proposals “Delete Rule of Law” says NO campagn

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  • October 26, 2011
  Press release – for immediate release Wednesday, 26 October 2011 www.kangaroocourts.net   The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Association campaign for a NO vote against the 30th amendment to the Constitution (on Oireachtas Inquiries)...
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