Race & Ethnicity

Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A Qualitative Study

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Deirdre Malone,  Executive Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust. On Monday 19th May the Irish Penal Reform Trust launched “Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A Qualitative Study”. In 2011 the UNCAT had expressed concern at the reports of allegations of intimidation of Traveller prisoners especially in Cork(…)

Sorry Day – Australia’s Apology to the Stolen Generation

Sorry Day – Australia’s Apology to the Stolen Generation

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Siobhan Drislane. Siobhan is a graduate of University College Cork (BCL, LLM). She was previously employed as a researcher with the Law Reform Commission of Ireland and is now based in Perth, Western Australia where she works as a Project Coordinator in the Not for Profit sector. Siobhan’s wide areas of interest(…)

Direct Provision System Challenged in the High Court: Days 3-11

Direct Provision System Challenged in the High Court: Days 3-11

The High Court case,  C.A and T.A. (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney General and Ireland (Record No.  2013/751/JR), challenging the direct provision system is continuing to be heard before Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh (see here and here for background). This purpose of this post is to give a broad(…)

An Interference with the Democratic Process: The Right to Vote

We welcome the following guest post from Joan O’Connell. Joan has worked extensively with refugees and survivors of human trafficking in Ireland, including working with separated children. She holds an MA in International Security and Conflict Studies and a Bachelor in Civil Law. She blogs here, and can be found at @joan_ie Update: There has been some movement on this(…)

Conference: Law in Action Re-Imagining Clinical Legal Education In Ireland

Conference: Law in Action Re-Imagining Clinical Legal Education In Ireland

On Friday, 13th June 2014 from 10am to 5pm, UCD Sutherland School of Law will host a conference Law in Action Re-Imagining Clinical Legal Education In Ireland.  Organised  jointly between UCD School of Law,  the Public Interest Law Alliance, University of Ulster Law Clinic and the Irish Clinical Legal Education Association, the full programme with an(…)

Direct Provision System Challenged Before the Irish High Court: Day 2

Direct Provision System Challenged Before the Irish High Court: Day 2

The case  C.A and T.A. (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney General and Ireland (Record No.  2013/751/JR), challenging the constitutional, legislative and rights basis of the direct provision system continued before Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh in Court 13 of the High Court today. A number of procedural and substantive(…)

Direct Provision System Challenged Before the Irish High Court: Day 1

Direct Provision System Challenged Before the Irish High Court: Day 1

Today, 29 April 2014, an important case commenced challenging the system of direct provision in Ireland In C.A and T.A. (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney General and Ireland (Record No.  2013/751/JR). Today, the case was dominated by procedural arguments.  The applicants are challenging the system of(…)

#DirectProvision14: Photography Exhibition ‘One year on, and still no change’

#DirectProvision14:  Photography Exhibition ‘One year on, and still no change’

Caroline Reid is the Communications Officer for Irish Refugee Council ‘One year on, and still no change’, Thursday 24 April, 6pm at the Powerscourt Gallery in Dublin city centre. This marks one year since the national day of action last year which called for an end to the institutional accommodation of people seeking international protection in Ireland. The exhibition(…)

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