Welcome to the ICCL Know Your Rights Page
The ICCL Know Your Rights public information project is designed to inform people in clear and accessible language about their rights under various key areas of the law in Ireland. The Know Your Rights booklets have been awarded the “Plain English” mark by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) for their use of clear and accessible language. The packs will be will be updated on a regular basis as the law changes, providing up-to-date and accurate information. Each pack also contains a glossary of key words as well as signposts to other bodies and sources of additional information.
**On 31 May the ICCL launched the seventh guide in the series entitled Know Your Rights - A Guide for Older People. Click on the link to download the guide.**
Download the Packs:
Topics covered in the opening three Know Your Rights booklets are Criminal Justice and Garda Powers, Privacy and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The fourth pack in the Know Your Rights series was launched on 30 March 2012. 'Know Your Rights: Your Rights as a Prisoner' was produced with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). It aims to help you to understand the rights you have while you are in prison.
The fifth pack in the series was launched on 20 December 2012. Know Your Rights – The Rights and Obligations of Civil Partners and other Same-Sex Couples was produced in partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN). The pack explains in plain English the rights and obligations created by the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010.
The sixth installment in the series, The Rights of Children and Young People was launched on 26 November 2014, and was produced in partnershop with the Children's Rights Alliance.
All packs are written in everyday language and we hope that you will find them informative and easy to use.
Click on the links or images below to view or download our Know Your Rights guides.