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  1. 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 …
  2. Publication cover - Lydia Foy & The Struggle for Gender RecognitionLydia Foy and the Struggle for Gender Recognition: a case study in public interest litigation Issued 30 November 2012 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal update on Lydia Foy's struggle for gender recognition, written by FLAC Senior Solicitor Michael Farrell for the inaugural edition of the DCU Socio Legal Studies Review. …
  3. Publication cover - The role of litigation Amnesty conference 22Nov2012The role of litigation: Giant Leaps and Baby Steps Issued 23 November 2012 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| A paper on the role of litigation in securing economic, social and cultural rights presented by FLAC's Michael Farrell to the Amnesty International Conference 2012. The …
  4. FLACEurope rights leader greets Lydia Foy Issued 18 October 2012 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks yesterday (Thursday) met transgender woman Lydia Foy at a conference in Dublin. Speaking at the annual meeting of …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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
  7. 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. …
  8. Publication cover - Transgender Bill promised for year's endFoy compensation decision welcome but legislation still needed Issued 4 April 2012 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC welcomes the Government decision to consider paying compensation to Dr Lydia Foy for its failure to officially recognise her as a woman for many years but points out …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. Publication cover - Pils-Pila Conference ProgrammeGood Friday Agreement commitment to human rights still worth fighting for Issued 11 November 2011 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Changes to the UK's human rights regime proposed by the coalition government are a negative step and would undermine the practical successes of the 1998 Human Rights Act, the …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. FLACFLAC welcomes Transgender Report and Minister’s commitment to change the law Issued 14 July 2011 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) today (14th July) welcomed the publication of the report of the Government's committee on the recognition of transgender persons and the …
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