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Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted

Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Mairead Healy. Mairead is the founder of Future Voices and she is also an Ashoka Fellow.  Are you interested in making a difference? Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you relate well with young people from diverse backgrounds? If the answer is YES, maybe(…)

Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland

Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Geraldine Murphy, Legal & Social Welfare Intern at the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC). The parallel report on Ireland’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Our Voices, Our Rights is available to download here. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the International(…)

Anti-vaccination movements, children’s’ rights and private power

We are delighted to welcome back Ntina Tzouvala who is Deputy Co-Convener of Law and Global Justice and a PhD candidate  at Durham Law School. She is currently researching on history and theory of public international law. You can follow her on Twitter @ntinatzouvala Around a month ago the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled ‘The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic’(…)

Resisting the Water Charges and Defending Our Right to Protest

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Communities Against  Water Charges We are residents of a number of communities in Dublin North East. Over the last number of months we have come together to resist the installation of water meters in our areas, and to oppose this unfair double taxation that the government(…)

Changing Mindsets, Changing Minds: Conference on the Rights of Children of Offenders

Changing Mindsets, Changing Minds: Conference on the Rights of Children of Offenders

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this post from Dr Fiona Donson, UCC Children whose parents have been incarcerated have often been referred to as “invisible victims of crime and the penal system”. It is well accepted that the absence of a parent for a prolonged period of time will affect the physical and mental wellbeing(…)

Wave the pro bono flag: it’s time to celebrate the power of public interest law

Wave the pro bono flag: it’s time to celebrate the power of public interest law

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Emma Cassidy. Emma is a legal and communications trainee with PILnet: the Global Network for Public Interest Law, and is based in the organization’s Budapest office. More information on PILnet’s work can be found at www.pilnet.org or on Twitter @PILnet. Emma tweets in a personal capacity(…)

National Demonstration to End Direct Provision: 20 November 2014

National Demonstration to End Direct Provision: 20 November 2014

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this post from Caroline Reid. Caroline is the Communications Officer for the Irish Refugee Council.  The Facebook event page for this National Demonstration to End Direct Provision can be accessed here. On Universal Children’s Day there will be a National Demonstration in Dublin City. Gathering at the Dáil at 1pm,(…)

Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments: First Workshop ‘The Foreign Subject’

We are delighted to welcome back Ruth Houghton, a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. candidate at Durham Law School who has previously written for us here and here. Ruth is also a commentator on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project. The post was published on Inherently Human. The Project As has been previously mentioned on this(…)

The Extraordinary Synod in Rome. Will it bring extraordinary times?

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Leonard Taylor. Leonard is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. His research topic is on Catholicism and human rights. You can contact him l.taylor3[at]nuigalway.ie From October 5 – 19th an Extraordinary Synod of Catholic bishops called by Pope Francis took(…)

Legal pathways to reproductive justice and abortion rights #repealthe8th

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Ruth Fletcher, a senior lecturer in Medical Law at Queen Mary, University of London Irish regulation of pregnant choices needs to be changed.   The current situation denies women legal power to opt out of pregnancy for their own reasons.  It also justifies poor legal, social and(…)

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