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We Won’t Back Down

We welcome this post from Communities Against Water Charges On Monday the 24 November 2014 we expect four of our friends and neighbors to be committed to prison for exercising their right to peaceful protest. They are to be punished for failing to abide by a High Court injunction granted to GMC Sierra which requires them(…)

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(…)

Human Trafficking – Modern Slavery in Ireland

The 14th annual UCC Law Conference takes place on November 19th in the Aula Maxima at University College Cork. This is the only student-run professional law conference in Ireland and it is sponsored by William Fry. This year’s theme is “Human Trafficking – Modern Slavery in Ireland” and the speakers include: – Colm O’Dwyer BL(…)

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(…)

New Publication: Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights

New Publication: Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights

A new edited collection, Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond, has just been published by Bloomsbury. Edited by Suzanne Egan, Judy Walsh and myself, this collection explores 60 years of the ECHR in Ireland and the impact (or otherwise!) of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 on the Irish(…)

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,(…)

NASC: Invitation to Tender for Immigration Research

NASC: Invitation to Tender for Immigration Research

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre is commissioning independent research to analyse immigration related detention in Ireland and the treatment of detainees for immigration related offences, including those who are detained following a refusal of permission to land. This project is funded by the St Stephen’s Green Trust. Details of this tender, including aims and(…)

Conference on EU Counter-Terrorism, Dublin, 13 October

On 13 October, 2014 the SECILE Consortium will hold a major conference in Dublin on the impact, legitimacy and effectiveness of EU counter-terrorism. The conference represents the culmination of almost 18 months’ work by the consortium investigating questions such as ‘how can we measure impact, legitimacy and effectiveness of counter-terrorism measures in the EU?’, ‘what(…)

Invitation to Tender: ECHR Act & ECFR in Irish Courts

The Law Society’s Human Rights Committee and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association invite tenders for a report on the application of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Irish courts.  The report will be provisionally entitled ‘A Report on the Application of the European Convention(…)

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