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  1. FLACNeed for social count as well as money count for a workable budget Issued 26 September 2013 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Today’s report from the Fiscal Advisory Council on the Irish government’s balance sheet is billed as a ‘comprehensive overview’ of where Ireland stands financially …
  2. 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 …
  3. FLACMaintaining basic standards will steer Irish society through recession Issued 5 July 2012 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Today Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD opens the Dáil debate on the Personal Insolvency Bill. Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) which will be in …
  4. FLACThe proposed merger of the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority Issued 1 June 2012 |human-rights-law|legal-information| A paper presented by FLAC Senior Solicitor Michael Farrell at the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) seminar on anti-discrimination bodies, June 2012
  5. FLACIndependence of new body the key to ensuring equality and human rights Issued 20 April 2012 |human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the strong call for a new Human Rights & Equality Commission to be fully independent of government. …
  6. FLACTransgender woman in civil partnership Issued 22 February 2012 |human-rights-law| A transgender woman has officially entered a civil partnership with her female partner in Ireland. The registration ceremony, which took place some time ago, amounts to legal …
  7. Nov 2011 - FLAC Staff, Ales Bialiatski CampaignHuman rights defender jailed in Belarus - call for action on his release Issued 24 November 2011 |human-rights-law| 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 …
  8. Sep 2011 - Volunteer w/ UPR banner, Liberty HallIreland commited to human rights, but not on all issues Issued 11 October 2011 |human-rights-law| 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 …
  9. Sep 2011 - Volunteer w/ UPR banner, Liberty HallUN examination of Ireland's human rights track record affects us all Issued 5 October 2011 |human-rights-law| 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 …
  10. Publication cover - Pre-budget 2012 submissionBudget must respect human rights, even in recession Issued 16 September 2011 |human-rights-law| 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 …
  11. FLACGovernment called on to honour commitment to review direct provision system Issued 5 July 2011 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Government parties were called on today to honour commitments made while in opposition to conduct a review of the system whereby applicants for protection in Ireland are …
  12. FLACFLAC welcomes steps on law reforms Issued 24 June 2011 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| FLAC welcomes the early introduction of a new Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. The Bill, which was due to be introduced in the autumn of 2011 has been brought …
  13. FLACFLAC welcomes report of UN independent expert Issued 20 May 2011 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| "Human rights are not a policy option, dispensable during times of economic hardship." The independent legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) …
  14. Publication cover - IRP Bill SubmissionFLAC makes submission on Immigration Residence and Protection Bill 2010 Issued 28 October 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| FLAC has commented on the Immigration Residence and Protection Bill 2010 in a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Women's Rights. The …
  15. FLACForced transfer of asylum seekers ignores rights, says legal group Issued 6 July 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC today described as "very worrying" recent developments around the announcement that some 150 people living in the Mosney direct provision …
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