19 November 2020 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is deeply troubled by news that tens of thousands of personally explicit images and videos were shared online this week without consent. The creation and/or distribution of private sexual images without consent is not revenge porn, it’s image-based sexual abuse. Our laws need to be […]
26 July 2020 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today published a report on our work and finances in 2019. ICCL specifically focused on grassroots activism during 2019, conducting a National Consultation with protesters, as well as supporting the arts through a campaign against censorship. Much of the work undertaken in 2019 has […]
13 May 2020 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said the State must more clearly demonstrate that it is taking into account its human rights obligations in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the Irish Constitution, the European Convention of Human Rights and international human rights standards to which the State is a […]
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says a rights-based response will protect all of us from COVID-19
6 December 2019 It’s now a year since Simon Harris promised he would bring forward legislation to guarantee safe, private and dignified access to abortion services. One year later, we’re still waiting. Will you email your TD, asking them to keep the pressure on?
Dublin, 28 November 2019 On 2 and 3 December, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will examine Ireland. Ireland has signed up to the UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and so it must periodically submit a report to the Committee and answer the Committee’s subsequent questions. You can watch […]
20 November 2019 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today hit out at the National Childcare Scheme Public Services Card requirement saying that, not only is this requirement illegal, but it is highly discriminatory and will violate the privacy rights of those living in poverty. In order to apply for the National Childcare […]
Online harassment and harmful communications are significant social problems mirroring structural exclusions offline. This is a gendered problem: 23% of women across the EU have reported experiencing online abuse in their lifetime. At ICCL we recently carried out independent qualitative research into this topic. We submitted a paper on online harassment, harmful communications and related […]
Following online abuse against an interracial couple from Co. Meath, ICCL calls for an urgent review of the Incitement to Hatred Act.
Dublin, 25 May 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/ The Coalition for YES, a coalition of NGOs and lawyers, have welcomed the resounding YES vote in the divorce referendum. Speaking as the results rolled in, executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Liam Herrick, said: Ireland is obliged by European and international human rights […]