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  1. Nov 2011 - FLAC Staff, Ales Bialiatski CampaignHuman rights defender jailed in Belarus - call for action on his release Issued 24 November 2011 Human rights are under attack in Europe with the arrest and now sentencing of activist Ales Bialiatski. Ales was given 4.5 years in jail for tax evasion on a grand scale' on …
  2. FLACNew Home Mortgage Arrears Figures - Still No Effective Action, says FLAC Issued 18 November 2011 Figures released today by the Central Bank in relation to residential mortgage arrears come a year and a day after the Cooney Expert Group on Mortgage Arrears issued its …
  3. Publication cover - Pils-Pila Conference ProgrammeGood Friday Agreement commitment to human rights still worth fighting for Issued 11 November 2011 Changes to the UK's human rights regime proposed by the coalition government are a negative step and would undermine the practical successes of the 1998 Human Rights Act, the …
  4. PILA LogoFLAC recruiting PILA Legal Officer Issued 7 November 2011 FLAC is seeking to recruit a Legal Officer for PILA. Key deliverables include a register of lawyers available to engage in pro bono work and significant capacity-building in …
  5. Publication cover - Joint Statement_9 principles to overcome debtNational organisations present key principles to overcome personal debt and mortgage arrears crisis Issued 19 October 2011 A grouping of national organisations which advocate for people struggling with debt problems, including families at risk of losing their homes, warned today that the …
  6. FLACMortgage arrears report lacks the urgency felt by over-indebted people Issued 12 October 2011 Legal rights group FLAC said today that it was disappointed that a government-appointed group had failed to specifically acknowledge the range of problems besetting people in …
  7. Sep 2011 - Volunteer w/ UPR banner, Liberty HallIreland commited to human rights, but not on all issues Issued 11 October 2011 FLAC welcomes the reaffirmation of Ireland's commitment to human rights made by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD at Ireland's first Universal …
  8. Sep 2011 - Volunteer w/ UPR banner, Liberty HallUN examination of Ireland's human rights track record affects us all Issued 5 October 2011 While Justice Minister Alan Shatter is defending Ireland's human rights performance at the UN headquarters in Geneva on Thursday morning, legal rights group FLAC has called …
  9. FLACAdvisors needed in the Finglas and Ballyfermot FLAC centres Issued 28 September 2011 FLAC (Free Legal Advise Centres) is looking for fully qualified solicitors and barristers to become advisors in Finglas and Ballyfermot FLAC centres in Dublin. Volunteer …
  10. FLACTralee FLAC Volunteers Needed Issued 28 September 2011 Fully qualified solicitors and barristers are needed to volunteer at the FLAC service in Tralee, Co. Kerry. The volunteers are asked to provide first stop legal information …
  11. Publication cover - Pre-budget 2012 submissionBudget must respect human rights, even in recession Issued 16 September 2011 At a pre-budget forum with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton today, legal rights group FLAC laid out what it said were strict legal duties to maintain human rights …
  12. FLACMinister's comments signal new action on debt Issued 30 August 2011 Today's reported comments by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan that additional measures were required to tackle the growing problem of mortgage debt and that matters had to …
  13. FLACTroubled mortgage countdown: One in 10, one in 9, one in 8... Issued 29 August 2011 Legal rights group FLAC today said it was "not surprised" by Central Bank figures showing that mortgage arrears were continuing to mount and declared that the …
  14. FLACFLAC wins appeal against decision of Financial Services Ombudsman Issued 27 July 2011 In a decision in the High Court this morning, Judge Hanna found that the practice of some Finance Companies in refusing to accept back cars where Hire Purchase agreements …
  15. FLACFLAC welcomes Transgender Report and Minister’s commitment to change the law Issued 14 July 2011 The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) today (14th July) welcomed the publication of the report of the Government's committee on the recognition of transgender persons and the …
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