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  1. lydia_outsideOur proposals would make for a better scheme to recognise transgender identity Issued 22 October 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Ireland has taken a further step towards legal recognition of transgender people according to FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) the legal rights group that represents leading …
  2. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyIrish transgender champion Lydia Foy among top European Campaigners of 2013 Issued 25 September 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Long-time transgender campaigner Lydia Foy travels to London tomorrow for the selection of this year’s European Campaigner of the Year.  Ms Foy has been shortlisted as one …
  3. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardLydia Foy Honoured by European Diversity Body Issued 30 August 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy has been shortlisted for Campaigner of the Year for the highly prestigious European Diversity Awards. Ms Foy is one of eight nominees for …
  4. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardFirst step towards transgender recognition law welcome but government must not blunder on forced divorce Issued 18 July 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| News that the Irish government has at last produced draft legislation to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender has been welcomed by legal rights group …
  5. FLAC2012 annual report shows busy year as thousands received legal help Issued 15 July 2013 |access-to-justice|flac-information|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC says its annual report for 2012 shows there is not just a fundamental need in Irish society for accessible legal information and advice for …
  6. FLACFLAC Submission on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 8 July 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Following the publication of an opinion piece by FLAC's Director General Noeline Blackwell in today's Irish Times on legal services reform (Cap on legal case costs would be …
  7. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardIreland in breach of human rights law on transgender recognition Issued 23 May 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Ireland today is in clear and flagrant breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because of its failure to legally recognise Dr Lydia Foy as a woman.  And the …
  8. FLACLegal rights body disappointed at Commission failure to include Deaf Jurors Issued 15 April 2013 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Include deaf on inquest and civil juries, says FLAC FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed the Law Reform Commission's call to widen the pool of potential jurors and …
  9. Generic Image - CourtroomLegal rights body disappointed at Commission failure to include Deaf Jurors Issued 15 April 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Include deaf on inquest and civil juries, says FLAC  FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed the Law Reform Commission’s call to widen the pool of potential jurors …
  10. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyTransgender law needed to avoid two-tier system Issued 27 March 2013 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The government must legislate for the recognition of all transgender people in Ireland, said legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today. The organisation made …
  11. FLACUN report criticises barriers for human rights defenders in Ireland Issued 4 March 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has welcomed a report on the situation of human rights defenders in Ireland by the United Nations Special Rapporteur, …
  12. June 2010 - Lydia Foy Michael Farrell Press ConferNew legal proceedings issued to highlight continued state injustice on transgender rights Issued 27 February 2013 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today announced it had issued fresh proceedings on behalf of Dr Lydia Foy, a transgender woman who has been fighting for …
  13. FLACEU has duty to protect citizens' rights as much as preserve fiscal stability Issued 7 February 2013 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| An event taking place in Dublin today and organised by Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) will showcase the European Union's Charter protecting the fundamental rights of …
  14. Thomas HammarbergWe need human rights standards to rebalance society in austerity Issued 13 December 2012 |human-rights-law| One of Europe's most respected human rights champions has today spoken out against the relentless drive to austerity, saying that Ireland needs to rebalance itself by …
  15. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyEuropean rights watchdog demands action on transgender rights, asylum reform Issued 6 December 2012 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| A leading European human rights watchdog has released details of his correspondence with Irish ministers, calling on the government to  work more quickly to legislate for …
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