25 January 2020 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties today launched the 8th installment in its Know Your Rights series, a guide for protesters. Doireann Ansbro, ICCL’s Senior Research and Policy Officer, compiled the guide with input from protesters, law enforcement officials and legal professionals working in the area of protest rights. She said: “The […]
26 June 2019 ICCL travelled to Cork, Ennis and Dublin between 19 and 22 June to meet with environmental activists, anti-war protesters, anti-eviction groups, and activists living in Direct Provision. We had individual meetings with some groups and we also met with representatives of An Garda Síochána and relevant oversight bodies. It is clear to […]
From campaigning for reproductive rights with Together for Yes, to launching our campaigns for Garda reform and freedom of association, the first half of 2018 was a busy time for ICCL! Click the link below to read all about it…. Rights News SS18
ICCL Follow-up report to UNCAT This report by the ICCL was submitted to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) on 26 November 2018 and forms part of the process of ‘follow-up’ to the CAT’s second set of Concluding Observations on Ireland, published in August 2017. The CAT designated three of the recommendations in its August 2017 Concluding […]
Full report: Human Rights Based Policing in Ireland Dublin, 14 September 2018 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) today launched a report by the former human rights advisor to the Policing Board of Northern Ireland, Alyson Kilpatrick, on how and why a human rights based approach to Garda reform should be implemented. Director of […]
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) welcomes the establishment of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, having long campaigned for the overhaul of laws, structures and practices concerning policing in Ireland. Indeed, ICCL’s establishment in 1976 was a reaction to proposals for extensive emergency powers legislation and allegations of systemic mistreatment […]
ICCL Charter on the Rights of Victims of Crime (June 2008).
This short submission focuses on two two main issues: – proportionality and the use of force; – the use of potentially-fatal force in defence of property. You can download it here.
Submission by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality on the Bail Bill 2015. You can download the document here.
ICCL Submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality on the review of Ireland’s approach to possession of limited quantities of certain drugs. You can download it here.