Promoting equality: expanding protections against discrimination
ICCL is committed to working in solidarity with all groups affected by discrimination and inequality in Irish society. We strive for the strongest protections against discrimination in all its forms. We have identified a number of priority areas where we contribute to the strengthening of law and policy towards identified groups in Irish society.
- Women’s rights, including reproductive rights
We have a significant focus on the human rights and legal dimensions to the issue of abortion and on working to achieve full respect for women’s rights in Irish law.
- Racism and intolerance
ICCL strives to make valuable contribution to the development of law, policy and practice in relation to hate crime at the national and European levels. We will continue to show leadership in combatting racism in Ireland, including discrimination against Travellers and Roma.
- Deepening equality
Working in partnership with civil society, we aim to advance a broad equality agenda in Ireland, including working for specific policy outcomes for the LGBT community, persons with disabilities and all minority communities in Irish society.