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  1. Stock Image - Flats (Housing)Tenants Welcome European Committee of Social Rights Finding That Ireland Has Failed To Provide Adequate Housing Conditions on Local Authority Estates Issued 23 October 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Local authority tenants have welcomed a landmark decision by the European Committee of Social Rights that has found that Ireland has failed to take sufficient and timely …
  2. four courts side angleUPDATE: Robbie Sinnott case on voting for visually impaired people Issued 2 May 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| The State was ordered by the High Court on Friday 28 April to pay the legal costs of Robbie Sinnott, a visually impaired man seeking to vindicate his right to vote privately …
  3. FLACTraveller family left without access to sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case Issued 25 April 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found that a Traveller family was discriminated against by Dublin City Council in accessing maintenance services.   Sallyann …
  4. RobbieSinnottPILAConferenceHigh Court vindicates right to a secret ballot in elections for people with visual impairment Issued 30 March 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| In an important victory for people with disabilities, the High Court has today found in favour of a man with a visual impairment seeking to vindicate his right to a secret …
  5. Flags_onu_geneva palais des nations wikimediaWelcome for UN call to abolish civil legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence Issued 6 March 2017 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| An expert United Nations body on women’s rights has today published a comprehensive blueprint for government action to advance gender equality in Ireland, including an …
  6. Generic Image - Four CourtsUS privacy group informs High Court on adequacy of US law in protecting EU citizens’ data Issued 1 March 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| The High Court heard today from US non-governmental organisation EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook & …
  7. Generic Image - Human Rights Law IconNew legal protections on domestic violence require additional resources for legal aid Issued 13 February 2017 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Representatives of legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) are at the United Nations HQ in Geneva today to raise concerns about the enforcement of women’s …
  8. Generic Image - Irish Flag at Four CourtsOverview: Data Protection Commissioner vs Facebook Ireland Ltd & Anor Issued 7 February 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Overview of case involving several amici curiae/friends of the court, including the US government and EPIC, a US privacy NGO (represented by FLAC) Since 7 February 2017, the …
  9. Publication cover - Joint Statement on US immigration pre-clearancePermitting pre-clearance to operate in Ireland may violate Human Rights Issued 30 January 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|  Joint statement from Irish human rights organisations (download statement as PDF)  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  President Trump’s Executive Order adopting a targeted ban on …
  10. Peter Ward at 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture, 7 December 2016Introduction to 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 8 December 2016 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2016 INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURE BY JUSTICE EDWIN CAMERON, JUSTICE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court OF SOUTH AFRICA PETER WARD SC, CHAIRPERSON FLAC …
  11. Publication cover - FLAC Fellowship 2017Fellowship 2017 now open! Issued 30 November 2016 |public-interest-law| Attention law students –  FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2017 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law …
  12. McCannFitzGerald_PILA_2New legal resource for NGOs on data protection through pro bono legal initiative Issued 25 November 2016 |public-interest-law|  Leading Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald and the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) today launched a handbook on data protection for NGOs and community organisations. …
  13. Eilis Barry BLFLAC appoints new CEO Issued 27 July 2016 |access-to-justice|flac-information|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Eilis Barry, who will take up the position on 7 September next. Ms Barry is a …
  14. Stock Image - Scales w/ Books BackgroundNew guides for engaging with international human rights mechanisms published Issued 20 April 2016 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Today, FLAC published two guides which demonstrate the value of shining an international spotlight on domestic human rights issues. The two guides aim to better equip both …
  15. Publication cover - Report: Accessing Justice in Hard TimesTime to repair austerity damage to access to justice Issued 25 February 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC is this morning launching research that charts the impact of the recent recession on how people in Ireland accessed justice through the civil legal …
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