Justice

Promoting Justice

 

Some of our Current Special Projects and Campaigns:

Criminal Justice

The ICCL believes that a fair and just criminal justice system should protect the human rights of defendants and victims alike.  The ICCL monitors government policy on an ongoing basis to ensure that fair trial rights are upheld. Our most recent work in this area was the publication of Taking Liberties (June 2008); a report critiquing the notion of ‘Balance’ within the criminal justice system. The ICCL also seeks to secure effective recognition of and protection for the human rights of crime victims and has highlighted these rights in its Charter of Rights for Victims of Crime.

 

Garda Reform

The ICCL has long campaigned for an independent police complaints mechanism and to ensure that individuals are not subject to arbitrary and unjust use of police powers. Following the disbandment of the Garda Complaints Board and the establishment of the independent Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), the ICCL continues to call for adequate support and funding to ensure the GSOC can fulfil its remit to operate independently.  The ICCL has also been involved in delivering human rights training to members of the Gardaí and it currently offers strategic human rights advice to the Garda Commissioner through membership of an expert panel.  

 

Judiciary

The judiciary plays a central role in the legal system in upholding human rights standards. Through its policy, research (Justice Matters Part 1 & Part 2) and campaign work the ICCL is seeking improvements in judicial studies to ensure that judges are more aware of their human rights obligations and of diversity issues, together with a system of judicial accountability for members of the public.

 

 

Implementing Morris: An Agenda for Change: Placing Human Rights at the Core of Policing in Ireland (November 2006)

  • Publication
  • November 3, 2006

Implementing Morris: An Agenda for Change: Placing Human Rights at the Core of Policing in Ireland (November 2006)

ICC Submission on the Criminal Justice Bill 2004 (as initiated) and proposed amendments (April 2006)

  • Publication
  • April 14, 2006

ICC Submission on the Criminal Justice Bill 2004 (as initiated) and proposed amendments (April 2006)

ICCL Submission on the Criminal Justice Bill 2004 (as initiated) and proposed amendments (April 2006)

  • Publication
  • April 7, 2006

ICCL Submission on the Criminal Justice Bill 2004 (as initiated) and proposed amendments (April 2006)

ICCL Submission on the Garda Síochána Bill 2004 (June 2005)

  • Publication
  • June 3, 2005

ICCL Submission on the Garda Síochána Bill 2004 (June 2005)

Human Rights Compatibility of a DNA Database

  • Publication
  • October 10, 2003

Human Rights Compatibility of a DNA DatabaseICCL Position Paper

ICCL Position Paper on the Establishment of a DNA Database 2003

  • Publication
  • October 1, 2003

ICCL Position Paper on the Establishment of a DNA DatabaseICCL position paper on the human rights compatibility of the establishment of a DNA database

Criminal Justice Policy Human Rights Compatibility Of the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Bill

  • Publication
  • April 11, 2003

Criminal Justice Policy Human Rights Compatibility Of the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Bill

ICCL policy paper on police reform March 2003

  • Publication
  • March 14, 2003

 ICCL policy paper on police reform 

ICCL seminar 'A Human Rights Approach to Policing' 4th March 2003

  • Publication
  • March 7, 2003

ICCL seminar 'A Human Rights Approach to Policing'ICCL seminar 'A Human Rights Approach to Policing' (Speech by Willie O'Dea T.D. Minister of State Dept. of JELR)

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