Archive for 2013

ICCL/Youthreach Human Rights Competition 2013

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  • December 13, 2013

13.12.13. Dublin. At the ICCL Youthreach Human Rights Awards Ceremony. Here with Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan are winners (L-R) Dominika Kapica of Cavan Youthreach, Charmaine Smyth of Castleblayney Youthreach and Rudine Mulhern of Cavan Youthreach.

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Young Writer's "Muddled Feelings" Impress RTE’s Blathnaid Treacy

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  • December 13, 2013
13.12.13. Dublin. At the ICCL Youthreach Human Rights Awards Ceremony. Here with RTE's Blathnaid Treacy are winners (L-R) Rudine Mulhern of Cavan Youthreach, Charmaine Smyth of Castleblayney Youthreach and Dominika Kapica of Cavan Youthreach. ...

UN ANTI-TORTURE EXPERTS PROBE IRELAND’S RIGHTS RECORD

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  • November 28, 2013
UN ANTI-TORTURE EXPERTS PROBE IRELAND’S RIGHTS RECORD PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dublin/Geneva, 28 November 2013 The UN’s top anti-torture body, the Committee Against Torture (CAT) has today (28 November 2013) posed a series of tough...

Campaign Groups Welcome Government Commitment to Marriage Referendum

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  • November 5, 2013

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: IRISH COUNCIL FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES (ICCL), GAY AND LESBIAN EQUALITY NETWORK (GLEN) AND MARRIAGE EQUALITY

The Cabinet today (November 5th) accepted the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention and will hold a referendum on civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples in 2015. The decision has been welcomed by campaign groups GLEN, Marriage Equality and the ICCL.

Kieran Rose, GLEN Chair said “We are delighted with the Government’s decision to hold a referendum to provide equal access to civil marriage for lesbian and gay people in 2015. The Government’s acceptance of the Constitutional Convention recommendation is another historic step in the remarkable 20 year journey from gay law reform to full Constitutional equality for lesbian and gay people in Ireland.

 Grainne Healy, Chairwoman, Marriage Equality said, “Marriage Equality is confident that the people of Ireland overwhelmingly support the extension of civil marriage rights to lesbian and gay people. The Government announcement sets a process in motion whereby lesbian and gay couples and our families will finally be accepted as equal citizens in Irish law.” 

Mark Kelly, Director of ICCL said “The Constitutional Convention’s landslide vote in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry was a clarion call for equality which the Government has heard today.  When the people of Ireland vote on this issue in 2015, we will be participating in a final act of legal recognition of the full equality of our gay and lesbian colleagues and neighbours, friends and family”.

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Campaign Groups Welcome Government Commitment to Marriage Referendum

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  • November 5, 2013
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: IRISH COUNCIL FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES (ICCL), GAY AND LESBIAN EQUALITY NETWORK (GLEN) AND MARRIAGE EQUALITY MEDIA RELEASE: 5THNOVEMBER 2013   Campaign Groups Welcome Government Commitment to Marriage Referendum The Cabinet today (N...

The End is Nigh for Ireland’s Blasphemy Laws says the ICCL

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  • November 3, 2013
Dublin, 3 November 2013Press release for immediate release Ireland’s human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warmly welcomed the strong recommendation of the Convention on the Constitution today (Sunday, 3 November 2...

UN Rights Experts Hear Call for Independent Magdalene Investigation

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  • October 30, 2013
Press release, for immediate release Geneva / Dublin, 30 October 2013 The ongoing refusal of the Irish Government to commission an independent investigation into the treatment of women held in the Magdalene Laundries topped a list of issues brought t...

Global Human Rights Groups form International Network to Reshape Rights Landscape

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  • October 11, 2013
Global Human Rights Groups form International Network to Reshape Rights Landscape “Take Back the Streets” Report Details Excessive Police Force Against Protestors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 October 2013 NEW YORK/DUBLIN   Ireland’s human rights ...

Best Will in the World Week 2013

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  • October 10, 2013
As one of over 80 organisations involved in the MyLegacy initiative, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties will be promoting Best Will in the World Week 2013, which takes place from 21-25 October 2013. During this week, the MyLegacy organisation, in...

The Oireachtas AV Room - Joint Civil Society letter to An Ceann Comhairle

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  • October 8, 2013
Today (8 October 2013) the Irish Council for Civil Liberties joined seven other civil society organisations to write to the Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett T.D., requesting clarification regarding recent reports that the Dáil Committee on Procedure an...
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