Race & Ethnicity

Marking the 2004 Citizenship Referendum – Wednesday June 11 at 1pm

At 1 pm on Wednesday June 11th, a solidarity event will be held outside the Dáil  to mark ten years since the 2004 Citizenship Referendum was passed. The referendum ended the automatic right of children born in Ireland to Irish citizenship.  Over the last ten years, this referendum has divided families, divided the entire population, and(…)

New Publication: #DirectProvision14 No Place to Call Home

New Publication: #DirectProvision14 No Place to Call Home

Following on from Human Rights in Ireland’s marking of 14 Years of Direct Provision in Ireland (see all posts here), along with Caroline Reid from the Irish Refugee Council, a publication marking this event has now been produced. Once again, my thanks to all those who contributed blog posts, in particular asylum seekers who spoke(…)

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(…)

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