NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, Ferry Lane, off Dominic St., Cork will launch a new report What’s Food Got to Do With It?: The Experiences of Asylum Seekers Living in Direct Provision in Cork. The report will be launched by John McKenna, food writer and co-author of the world famous McKenna’s guides.
Keelin Barry, Masters in Public Health and author of the report, will present on the findings. A current resident of direct provision will also speak. For more information please visit the Nasc website. To confirm attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 021 4503462
Human Rights in Ireland is pleased to bring you this guest post from Claire McCarthy, Policy & Campaigning Officer, at Nasc, The Irish Immigrant Support Centre.
Ireland’s human rights record will be examined by our peers in the UN this coming October, when our turn comes up in a new UN process called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Human rights organisations have submitted their concerns and recommendations for the consideration of the country representatives who will examine our record. Having examined most of them, the reception of asylum seekers appears to be by far the most widespread concern, affecting as it does children’s rights, women’s rights, mental health, social inclusion and general civil liberties. A range of organisations concerned with Ireland’s human rights standards have already made submissions that will inform the country representatives who will ask questions, and make recommendations to Ireland about how we might improve our human rights record. Some of those organisations have taken the opportunity presented by the UPR to consult with as many concerned citizens as possible in order to prepare truly representative submissions. You may have Continue reading “Universal Periodic Review and Reception of Asylum Seekers”