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  1. June 2015 - Geneva ICESCR DelegationNoeline Blackwell address to UN Committee Issued 8 June 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Oral Presentation:  To the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights By:   Noeline Blackwell on behalf of FLAC (the Free Legal Advice Centres) and the Our Voice …
  2. Lydia FoyLydia Foy wins European Citizens prize Issued 4 June 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Update: Lydia Foy wins European Citizens prize FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres)  welcomes the award of the prestigious European Citizens Prize for Ireland to Dr Lydia Foy to …
  3. Dec 2012 - Lydia Foy with President HigginsIreland now one of most progressive states on Transgender recognition Issued 4 June 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|   Ireland is now one of the “most progressive states in the world” on legal recognition of Transgender people following the government’s amendments to the Gender …
  4. Generic Image - StairwayEuropean rights body to examine local authority tenants housing complaint Issued 24 March 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Dublin, Paris, 24 March 2015 – A landmark collective complaint against Ireland, which outlines appalling and widespread sub-standard housing issues across 20 Local …
  5. Stock Image - Scales of Justice with HandsSurvey: Irish lawyers ready, willing and able to help for social good Issued 16 March 2015 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| The first ever survey on pro bono legal work in Ireland reveals a strong and growing appetite among the legal professions for providing help to those who cannot afford it. …
  6. Generic Image - Rainbow Flag18-year transgender case ends as recognition bill discussed in Seanad Issued 29 January 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The long-running Lydia Foy case ended in the High Court today (Thursday), with  Senior Counsel for Dr Foy, Bill Shipsey SC, telling the court that the case could be struck …
  7. Dec 2012 - Lydia Foy with President HigginsFLAC welcomes Gender Recognition Bill after 17-year legal battle Issued 19 December 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Campaigner Lydia Foy speaks of joy over recognition before the law at last  FLAC welcomes today’s publication of the Government’s Gender Recognition Bill, seven years …
  8. Attention law students - Fellowship 2015 now open! Issued 3 December 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2015 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  9. Bryan StevensonRenowned US public interest lawyer delivers FLAC annual lecture Issued 1 December 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed renowned US public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson who will deliver the organisation’s annual lecture this evening in Dublin. …
  10. Apr 2009 - Micheal Farrell and Lydia FoyGovernment states “firm intention” to enact Gender Recognition Bill as Lydia Foy case settled Issued 28 October 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The landmark and long-running Lydia Foy transgender legal case has been settled today following a Government commitment that it is its “firm intention” to introduce a …
  11. FLACTranscript of the pre-budget submission FLAC's Yvonne O'Sullivan made to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Debate on Wednesday 16 July 2014 Issued 24 July 2014 |access-to-justice|flac-information|human-rights-law|legal-information| I thank the committee for inviting FLAC to make a presentation on its pre-budget submission. The Oireachtas and its standing committees play a vital role in overseeing the …
  12. Apr 2009 - Micheal Farrell and Lydia FoyTransgender bill - changes welcome but may still fail human rights standards Issued 19 June 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The revised text of a draft Bill to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender is welcome, says legal rights group FLAC, but warned against any further delay …
  13. FLAC New human rights blueprint will enhance Ireland’s foreign policy Issued 24 January 2014 |human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed the launch of a new initiative to help Ireland uphold basic human rights standards in its foreign policy …
  14. FLACFLAC and FIDH statement on death of Nelson Mandela Issued 6 December 2013 |flac-information|human-rights-law| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is today joining with 177 other member organisations of the FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) world-wide to pay tribute to …
  15. Publication cover - FLAC Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship 20142014 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship Issued 4 December 2013 |flac-information|public-interest-law| FLAC is now welcoming applications from law students, graduates, postgraduates and Law Society students for the 2014 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship. The Fellowship is run in …
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