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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-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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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) …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. FLACJoint release: Support groups seek independent complaints mechanism for direct provision Issued 23 June 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| A number of non-governmental organisations working in the area of asylum and refugee rights today called for the introduction of an independent complaints mechanism for …
  11. 2010 - Lydia Foy & Michael Farrell Press ConferencGovernment drops appeal in historic transgender case Issued 21 June 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Taoiseach to tell Dail Ireland is in breach of rights treaty The Government has withdrawn its appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of transgender woman Lydia Foy. It has …
  12. FLACLaunch of Irish Human Rights Law Review Issued 20 May 2010 |flac-information|human-rights-law| L-R: Michael Farrell, Emily O'Reilly, Donncha O'Connell. Photo: Derek Speirs. At an event in Dublin on Thursday 20 May 2010, hosted by the Public Interest Law Alliance …
  13. FLACAsylum-seeker exclusion is mean-minded Issued 10 December 2009 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| The Government's proposal to amend the Social Welfare Act to exclude all asylum-seekers from qualifying for social welfare benefits is mean-minded, petty and divisive, said …
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