Criminal Justice

"Commission of Inquiry must be empowered to help 'stop the rot'", says human rights watchdog.

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  • February 10, 2017
Press Release  10 February 2017 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) today expressed its concerns at the ongoing controversy surrounding the treatment of Garda whistle-blower Sergeant Maurice McCabe and notes that issues arising may be so pr...

ICCL Calls on Government to Legislate for Access to a Lawyer During Interrogation

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  • January 18, 2017
ICCL Calls on Government to Legislate for Access to a Lawyer During Interrogation   Reacting to the Supreme Court Decision in the case of DPP v Doyle, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) once again called on the Government and Oireachtas to...

Webinar Training Series: The Right of Access to a Lawyer

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  • November 4, 2015
Webinar Training Series: The Right of Access to a Lawyer 12th November 4.00pm-5.30pm / 26th November 4.30pm-6.00pm The Irish Council for Civil Liberties cordially invites you to participate in a series of free online training seminars on the right of...

“Abolition timeline” needed for emergency courts, watchdog says

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  • October 30, 2015
ICCL Press Statement 3.30pm, Friday 30 October 2015 The ICCL understands that the Department of Justice and Equality has informed the Courts Service of the identities of the seven distinguished judges to be assigned to a second Special Criminal Court...

Special Criminal Court Decision 'Flouts Rule of Law' says ICCL

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  • October 29, 2015
Special Criminal Court Decision 'Flouts Rule of Law' says ICCL ICCL Press Release, for immediate release Thursday 29 October 2015 Ireland's independent human rights watchdog the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today (Thursday 29 October ...

Fennelly report indicates need for “root and branch” reform of Garda policy says ICCL

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  • September 1, 2015
Irish Council for Civil Liberties Press release Tuesday 1 September 2015 Ireland’s human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said that the Interim Report of the Commission of Investigation chaired by Mr Justice Nial F...

Rights Watchdog Regrets “Parochial Focus” of Garda Whistleblower Investigation

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  • December 19, 2014
ICCL Press release 19 December 2014 Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has expressed disquiet at the “parochial focus” of the Government’s proposed Commission of Investigation into serious...

Feehily appointment to Policing Authority “short circuits best practice” says ICCL

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  • November 13, 2014
Irish Council for Civil Liberties press release For immediate release Thursday 13 November 2014 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has expressed its “surprise and regret” that the Government has chosen to “short circuit” best practi...

Rights watchdog “disappointed but not surprised” by Cooke’s reported refusal to be held to account

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  • July 16, 2014
Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Press Release For Immediate Release Wednesday 16 July 2014 Ireland’s human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said that it “disappointed but not surprised” by the reported ...

Rights Watchdog Welcomes Reported GSOC Reforms

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  • July 1, 2014
Irish Council for Civil Liberties press release, for immediate release Tuesday 1 July 2014 Ireland's human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed reports today (Tuesday 1 July 2014) that the Cabinet has approved he...
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