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Elizabeth Farries, Information Rights Project Manager

Elizabeth is the Information Rights Project Manager for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties together with the International Network of Civil Law Organizations. She is called to the bar in British Columbia, and has a practice background in litigation, intellectual property, and human rights. She additionally has policy experience with the Canadian provincial government; provided legal services to indigenous and impoverished clients in criminal, family law, and human rights matters; and has published work with and sat on the executive board of several NGOs. Elizabeth has a BSc and JD from the University of Victoria, a SSHRC funded Masters from the School of Information at the University of Toronto, and is a Frances E. Moran PhD Candidate at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Law. Her research interests focus on how women’s privacy rights are encroached online. On this and other topics, she has numerous trade, academic, and community publications.


Liam Herrick, Executive Director

Liam Herrick was appointed to Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) in November 2016.  Prior to his appointment, he worked as Advisor to President Michael D. Higgins for almost three years. Liam was Executive Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) between 2007 and 2014. He has also worked as the first head of legislation and policy at the former Irish Human Rights Commission and with the Law Reform Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), a former Board member of the Children’s Rights Alliance and the Minister for Justice and Equality’s Strategic Review Group on Penal Policy (2012-2014). Liam graduated from University College Cork with a BCL and LLM and from University College Dublin with a Diploma in Human Rights Law.

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