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Join Us In The Human Rights “Green Room”

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  • July 9, 2014

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL)
invites you to join us in the
Human Rights “Green Room”

For Ireland's Appearance Before the UN Human Rights Committee


Next Monday afternoon, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald TD will be defending Ireland’s record on civil and political rights before the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva. This is your invitation to join us in our Human Rights “Green Room” to watch the screening live in Dublin. Colleagues from a wide variety of civil society organisations that have provided expert evidence to the UN Human Rights Committee will be present and the event will be a “media hub” for commentators and journalists.

Proceedings from Geneva will be live tweeted at #ICCPR

Afternoon tea will be served.

Date: Monday 14th July 2014
Time: 2pm – 5pm
The Human Rights “Green Room”, Goldsmith’s Hall, Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2

RSVP to rightsnow@iccl.ie  or 01 7994504

Participants are welcome to drop in from 1.15pm to watch the live feed from the UN in Geneva on the big screen in the Green Room.

 

Voices of Displaced People Ring Out at ICCL Human Rights Film Awards

Harmanli: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom (ICCL Awards) from Niamh Heery on Vimeo.

 

Irish documentary maker Niamh Heery was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2014 Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards this evening (Thursday 26 June 2014) for her film Harmanli: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom, which explores the lives of asylum seekers living in the Harmanli camp in Bulgaria.

Commenting on the winning film today, Awards Jury member and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker Pamela Yates said:

“Niamh Heery’s Harmanli: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom celebrates the deep humanity of the asylum seekers in Harmanli, a world which for so many feels so remote. It is a worthy winner in an outstanding field of human rights documentaries”.

The Gala Screening and Awards ceremony, which took place to a full house in Screen 1 of Dublin’s Light House Cinema, saw Second Prize go to Spanish Director Nacho Gil’s A Thin Line, a poignant short film that examines the issue of homelessness on the streets of Valencia. Third place went to director Virginia Manchado for her film Modou Modou, which follows a day in the life of an African emigrant who lives and works in London as a market labourer.

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