ICCL is committed to achieving the highest standards of governance and continuously reviews its structures, policies and processes, amending them where necessary, to meet the strategic needs of the organisation.
Leadership and Governance
ICCL is governed by an executive board of a minimum of eight persons, four of whom are elected at each Annual General Meeting (AGM) to serve for two years. In addition, two more members may be co-opted onto the Board to a maximum of 10 persons. The co-option facility enables the Board to appoint people who can bring specific skills or perspectives to the organisation. The co-option procedure is also used to promote greater diversity and inclusivity within the organisation.
The day-to-day business of ICCL is carried out by its staff.
Membership, Information and capacity building
ICCL is a membership organisation and recognises its base of loyal supporters as a key resource for campaigning and awareness-building. ICCL will continue to provide information on and raise awareness of human rights issues and standards in collaboration with our membership. Find out more here.
ICCL maintains and continually improves all policies and procedures to remain a sector leading organisation, encouraging a healthy and productive staff culture with good systems of internal communication and accountability. We are committed to innovation in building our capacity through collaboration with others. We value the input of volunteers, interns and fellow organisations, and are developing our structures and processes for the greater use of these resources.
Financial controls and compliance
ICCL ensures the highest standards of financial management and controls, in line with international best practice. Operating in a complex regulatory environment, and committed to the highest standards of accountability, ICCL ensures full compliance with all relevant legal and financial standards in every aspect of its work. You can find more detailed information on our finances, including funding, in our Annual Reports.
ICCL is very grateful for the support of our funders and supporters, below, without whom our work would not be possible.
The Atlantic Philanthropies
Sigrid Rausing Trust
The Open Society Foundation
The Community Foundation Ireland
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
The European Commission
The Friends of ICCL
ICCL is also deeply grateful for pro bono support we receive from the Bar of Ireland’s Voluntary Assistance Scheme, and the Public Interest Law Alliance