International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Direct Provision and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

Direct Provision and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

The Seanad Éireann Public Consultation Committee is inviting public submissions on Ireland’s Fourth Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The issue of direct provision is one that the UN Human Rights Committee, the independent body responsible for assessing Ireland’s compliance with the ICCPR, has asked the Irish government to provide information on (see ICCPR list(…)

Human Rights and Irish (Political) Cultural Change

At last weeks first birthday workshop on human rights in Ireland, Fergus Ryan from DIT, suggested that the crucial problem for human rights activists in Ireland was that decisions at the ECHR or Supreme Court were seen as the end of the story, ignoring what he called the ‘cultural change’ necessary for successful human rights(…)

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