Equality

Some of our Current Special Projects and Campaigns:

  Equality for All Families

In May 2006, the ICCL published a policy paper entitled Equality for All Families which highlighted very serious inequalities faced by many people in Ireland today such as lone parents, same-sex couples, opposite-sex couples, reconstituted families and unmarried fathers. The central problem in Irish law is the constitutional definition of the family only protects the traditional married family, leaving all others without protection. The ICCL’s ‘Equality for All Families’ campaign is designed to raise awareness of this issue and to build political momentum to amend the Constitution to ensure it protects all families in Ireland.

Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA)

The ICCL is an active member of the Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) which is a newly-formed coalition of over 50 civil society groups seeking to ensure the promotion and enhancement of human rights, equality and social justice in Ireland. ERA formed in response to the Government’s proposal to merge the Equality Authority, the Equality Tribunal, the National Disability Authority, the Data Protection Commissioner and the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC), and is continuing its work in the aftermath of the savage cuts suffered by the IHRC and Equality Authority in the October 2008 budget.

ICCL reaction to Bishops’ comments on Civil Partnership Bill

  • News Item
  • June 17, 2010
Media release 17 June 2010The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has dismissed a statement by the Catholic Bishops in which they said the Civil Partnership Bill undermines the constitutional position of marriage.Adding his voice to those of gay...

UN Rights Chief Briefed on Weakened Position of Irish Watchdogs

  • News Item
  • November 20, 2009
Equality & Rights Alliance, 7 Red Cow Lane, Dublin 7 Tel: 01-8148860www.eracampaign.org For release: November 20, 2009 The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, was briefed today by Equality & Rights All...

Civil Partnership Bill a "Halfway House" Says ICCL

  • News Item
  • June 26, 2009
The ICCL has praised the Minister for Justice for publishing a civil partnership bill that it hailed as "broadly progressive". ICCL Director Mr Mark Kelly said: "This new legal structure offers a solid foundation for the recognition and pro...

The General Scheme of the Civil Partnership Bill: Legal Consequences and Human Rights Implications (ICCL Seminar Series, Volume 1, January 2009)

  • Publication
  • January 20, 2009

Volume 1 of the ICCL Seminar Series brings together in an edited form papers first given at the ICCL Seminar The General Scheme of the Civil Partnership Bill: Legal Consequences and Human Rights Implications which took place on Friday, 18 July 2008 at the Equality Authority, Clonmel Street, Dublin 2. The volume also features an additional contribution by Dr Simone Wong.

ICCL Submission the Civil Partnership Bill Scheme (August 2008)

  • Publication
  • August 1, 2008

ICCL Submission the Civil Partnership Bill Scheme (August 2008)

ICCL Submission on the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2008 (March 2008)

  • Publication
  • March 3, 2008

ICCL submission on the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2008 (March  2008)

The General Scheme of the Civil Partnership Bill: Legal Consequences and Human Rights Implications ICCL Seminar Series, Volume 1, January 2008

  • Publication
  • January 11, 2008

Volume 1 of the ICCL Seminar Series brings together in an edited form papers first given at the ICCL Seminar The General Scheme of the Civil Partnership Bill: Legal Consequences and Human Rights Implications which took place on Friday, 18 July 2008 at the Equality Authority, Clonmel Street, Dublin 2. The volume also features an additional contribution by Dr Simone Wong.

ICCL Submission to the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (June 2006)

  • Publication
  • June 9, 2006

ICCL Submission to the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance June 2006.

Developing Arguments and Strategies

  • Publication
  • May 6, 2006

Developing Arguments and StrategiesPresentation deliverd by Tanya Ward (Senior Research and Policy Officer) of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) at the Improving Sexual Health Seminar on 31st May 2006

Equality For All Families

  • Publication
  • May 5, 2006

Equality For All Families  (2006)

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