Archive for 2015

Your Rights. Right Now. Rights Audit Launched ahead of UN Scrutiny of Ireland

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  • December 15, 2015

A coalition of 17 NGOs, trade unions and civil society groups, led by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) launched the review, Your Rights. Right Now. in advance of Ireland’s next formal hearing before the United Nations Human Rights Council, under the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This independent audit of Ireland’s human rights performance since its last UPR hearing (2011) will assist the Human Rights Council to identify areas where progress has been made, as well as highlight issues on which further work is required.

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Your Rights. Right Now. Rights Audit Launched ahead of UN Scrutiny of Ireland

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  • December 15, 2015
Rights Audit Launched Ahead of UN Scrutiny of Ireland Press Release - for immediate release   A coalition of 17 NGOs, trade unions and civil society groups, led by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) will today (15 December 2015) launch a n...

Access to abortion is a matter of human rights and equality says rights watchdog

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  • December 10, 2015

Today (10 December 2015) - International Human Rights Day - around a dozen Irish women will travel abroad to access abortions; healthcare procedures that remain criminalised in Irish law. Denying women safe and legal pathways to reproductive healthcare is a flagrant denial of women’s human rights and a violation of Ireland’s international human rights obligations the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said. 

Access to abortion is a matter of human rights and equality says rights watchdog

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  • December 10, 2015
Access to abortion is a matter of human rights and equality says rights watchdog ICCL Press Release – For Immediate Release International Human Rights Day – 10 December 2015   Today (10 December 2015) - International Human Rights Day - around ...

Rights Group Scoops “Community Group of the Year” Award for Yes Equality Campaign

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  • December 7, 2015
Rights Group Scoops “Community Group of the Year” Award for Yes Equality Campaign Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has been awarded the prestigious “Community Group of the Year” award...

Marriage equality commencement order “brings down the curtain” on successful YesEquality coalition

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  • November 26, 2015

The signature of the Marriage Act 2015 commencement order at Dublin Castle on 10 November 2015 makes full civil marriage equality for same sex couples a reality and “brings down the curtain” on the successful YesEquality coalition of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) and Marriage Equality.

Marriage equality commencement order “brings down the curtain” on successful YesEquality coalition

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  • November 10, 2015
Marriage equality commencement order “brings down the curtain” on successful YesEquality coalition The signature of the Marriage Act 2015 commencement order at Dublin Castle this afternoon (10 November 2015) makes full civil marriage equality fo...

Power crime probe closure “clears the path” for incitement to hatred complaint, says ICCL

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  • November 10, 2015
Closure of DPP probe clears the path for complaint to Press Ombudsman. ICCL Press Release, for immediate release Tuesday 10 November  2015 Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has noted that, fo...

Signing Istanbul Convention will positively impact women - if followed through, says human rights watchdog

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  • November 5, 2015
ICCL Press Statement 3.30pm, Thursday 05 November 2015   The ICCL welcomes the Government's commitment to combatting domestic violence and violence against women, as demonstrated today by Ireland's signature of the Istanbul Convention. Although we h...

ICCL Submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality on the review of Ireland's approach to possession of limited quantities of certain drugs

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  • November 5, 2015

 

Submission to the
Houses of the Oireachtas
Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality
on the review of Ireland’s approach to the
possession of limited quantities of certain drugs

ICCL Submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality on the review of Ireland's approach to possession of limited quantities of certain drugs

 

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