Universal Periodic Review

EU States Grill Shatter on Rights Gaps

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  • October 5, 2011
Press release – for immediate releaseDublin and Geneva, 5 October 2011Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD will face a jury of his peers tomorrow morning (6 October 2011) when he defends Ireland’s human rights record at the United Nations headqua...

Rights Groups Drape Giant “Save the Date” on Dublin’s Liberty Hall

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  • September 22, 2011
Rights Groups Drape Giant “Save the Date” on Dublin’s Liberty HallPress release – for immediate release22 September 2011Dublin’s early-bird commuters witnessed a giant banner being unfurled on the city’s Liberty Hall this morning (22 Sept...

Rights Watchdog Welcomes Europe’s “Firm Line” on Abortion Law Reform

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  • September 20, 2011
Press release, for immediate release19 September 2011The Council of Europe has taken a firm line on the need for Ireland to take concrete action to implement last year’s decision on abortion by the European Court of Human Rights.At its September Hu...

Bringing International Human Rights Home. A Civil Society Toolkit on InternationalHuman Rights Reporting

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  • May 12, 2011

This toolkit is aimed at civil society groups
and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
who intend to use international human rights
monitoring at the United Nations (UN) in their
advocacy and campaign activities. Engaging
in human rights monitoring can help to
influence decision-making on critical issues,
tackle the root causes of inequalities, improve
services and secure legal and social change.
Working collectively on human rights can
also be empowering and provide a means for
individuals/groups to get access to public life.

Ireland's UPR - The Video.

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  • May 6, 2011

Hundreds Join Call for Rights Reforms

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  • April 21, 2011

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Over one hundred organisations have endorsed a call to reform the promotion and protection of human rights in Ireland.

The call comes in a new report on Ireland to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which was launched by Minister of State Kathleen Lynch TD in Dublin on 19 April 2011

The ‘Your Rights. Right Now’ report has been produced by a coalition of 17 leading non-governmental organisations and trade unions after a nationwide consultation process.  It identifies gaps in Ireland’s respect for a wide range of civil, political, economic and social rights. The report makes recommendations which the groups say could bring the State’s domestic human rights performance into line with its international obligations.

For more information, and to see the report, please visit www.rightsnow.ie.

To view photographs of the launch, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourrightsrightnow/sets/72157626419990783/

Hundreds Join Call for Rights Reforms

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  • April 21, 2011
Press release – embargoed to 00h01, Tuesday 19 April 2011 Over one hundred organisations have endorsed a call to reform the promotion and protection of human rights in Ireland.The call comes in a new report on Ireland to the United Nations Human Ri...

Civil Society Submission on UPR - Call for Endorsements!

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  • March 16, 2011

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On Monday 21st March, 2011 the report by the Civil Society Coalition Campaign – Your Rights, Right Now – will be submitted to the United Nations Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

As a member of the campaign’s Cross Sectoral Steering Group the ICCL is endorsing the recommendations of the report.

The recommendations in the report are based on our nationwide consultation and more than 80 submissions received from individuals and organisations.

We encourage you to show your support for the report by adding your organisation’s own name to the website.

Endorsing the report is as easy as 1-2-3

1.     Visit the website by clicking here.

2.     Click on the link to read the report

3.     Add your organisation and email address and click Go!

Your organisation will then be included in the final report to be submitted to the UN.

This is an important opportunity to have our voices heard. Show your support today!

Your Rights. Right Now. Review of National Consultation on UPR Held

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  • March 15, 2011

Colin Wrafter, DFA; Noeline Blackwell, FLAC; Paul Rowe, Educate Together; Layla de Cogan Chin; Deaglán Ó Briain, UPR Secretariate and Deirdre Duffy, Irish Council for Civil Liberties

A national consultation of the Univeral Periodic Review was held on Thursday, 10th March in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin to provide an opportunity for individuals and organisations to discuss the themes arising from the consultation and provide recommendations to the report, which will be submitted to the UN on 21 March 2011. For more information, and to endorse the UPR report, visit www.rightsnow.ie.

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