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.

NGO Alliance CERD Shadow Report Summary 2004

  • Publication
  • April 9, 2004

NGO Alliance CERD Shadow Report Summary 2004

Equality Coalition Submission on the Equality Bill 2004 (March 2004)

  • Publication
  • March 12, 2004

Equality Coalition Submission on the Equality Bill 2004 (March 2004)

Equality Coalition Submission on the Social Welfare Miscellaneous Bill 2004 (March 2004)

  • Publication
  • March 5, 2004

Equality Coalition Submission on the Social Welfare Miscellaneous Bill 2004 (March 2004)

ICCL Response to Department of Education and Science Consultation on the Traveller Education Strategy

  • Publication
  • February 6, 2004

ICCL Response to Department of Education and Science Consultation on the Traveller Education StrategyThe Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) welcomes the Department of Education and Science’s consultation on the Traveller Education Strategy. The ICCL believes that the Traveller Education Strategy offers an important step forward in guaranteeing Travellers equal and effective access to adequate levels of education

Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights European Convention on Human Rights Bill June 2001

  • Publication
  • June 8, 2001

Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights European Convention on Human Rights Bill

Women and the Refugee Experience. Towards a Statement of Best Practice. ICCL and Irish Times June 2000

  • Publication
  • June 8, 2000

Women and the Refugee Experience. Towards a Statement of Best Practice. ICCL and Irish Times June 2000

Women's Rights as Human Rights. ICCL March 1997

  • Publication
  • March 8, 1997

Women's Rights as Human RightsStrategies and Analyses from the ICCL Working Conference on Women's Rights as Human Rights

Equality Now for Lesbians and Gay Men

  • Publication
  • March 16, 1990

Lesbians and gay men in this country are actively struggling for their basic human rights, both to equal respect as persons and to the opportunity to live and work as freely and openly as any other citizen, without encountering prejudicial discrimination.

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