Update: Ireland ratifies UN complaints mechanism for children

Ireland has ratified the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which establishes a quasi-judicial complaints mechanism for children and their advocates to the UN Committee’s on the Rights of the Child. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan, signed and ratified the Protocol at the 69th(…)

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(…)

Ireland to ratify complaints mechanism under UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

On 17 September 2014, the new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, announced that Ireland would sign and ratify the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This will allow children and young people an international route by which to vindicate their rights where this(…)

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(…)

PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum

PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum

Emma Cassidy is Legal & Communications Trainee in PILnet, The Global Network of Public Interest Law. PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law is pleased to announce that registration for the  2014 European Pro Bono Forum—to take place on 5-7 November in London, U.K.—is now open. The Forum has played a major role in building(…)

12th Annual Human Rights Conference: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland

12th Annual Human Rights Conference: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland

Helen Kehoe is policy development executive at the Law Society of Ireland. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate and the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society extend an invite to  ‘Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland’ – the Annual Human Rights Conference 2014. The 12th Annual Human Rights Conference will take place(…)

On Repealing the 8th Amendment. #repealthe8th

Our regular contributor Mairead Enright spoke at the recent ‘Repeal the 8th’ conference in Dublin last Saturday. A video of her presentation is below. You can find other videos of the day (by Paula Geraghty) here. To join Lawyers for Choice, email lawyers4choice@gmail.com. To write to your TD on the issue see here. To sign(…)

“Let us Play”: Support Children in Direct Provision

“Let us Play”: Support Children in Direct Provision

The Children’s Rights Alliance are currently fundraising to fund football equipment, club registration fees and football gear for kids in the direct provision system. You can make a donation to this fundraising event here. The system of direct provision has been under sustained media and public scrutiny since Carl O’Brien’s  excellent Irish Times series, Lives in(…)

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