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  1. FLACPILA to host 'Half Day Seminar on Public Interest Litigation' Issued 30 September 2010 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| PILA - the Public Interest Law Alliance which is a project of FLAC - are delighted to invite you to a half day seminar on public interest litigation on 29th October from 2:00 …
  2. FLACEuropean Human Rights Chief welcomes Government's transgender decision Issued 31 August 2010 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg has welcomed the Government's decision "at long last" to recognise transgender woman Lydia Foy as a …
  3. FLACFLAC welcomes decision to quash jury ban on deaf woman Issued 14 July 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| No blanket exclusion of deaf jurors, but state should go further FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), which represented deaf woman Joan Clarke, welcomed the ruling of the High …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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|access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Taoiseach to tell Dail Ireland is in breach of rights treaty The Government has withdrawn its appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of transgender woman Lydia Foy.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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. FLACInternational bodies can protect rights at home Issued 7 May 2010 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| uuLegal rights organisation FLAC today encouraged people in Ireland to use international legal mechanisms to protect their rights at home. Speaking at a seminar organised by …
  9. FLACDeaf jurors plan welcomed by legal rights body Issued 31 March 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed a proposal to allow deaf and blind persons to serve on juries. FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has taken a High Court case challenging …
  10. Publication cover - One Size Doesn't Fit All_Exec SummaryProvision for asylum seekers fails to measure up under human rights law, 10 years on Issued 18 February 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| At a joint media event today in Dublin's Buswells Hotel to mark United Nations Social Justice Day, legal rights group FLAC called for full-scale reform of the system that …
  11. FLACLaw Reform Commission consultation welcomed by legal rights group Issued 22 September 2009 ,civil-debt-imprisonment,debt-law-reform-1, Recommendations by the Law Reform Commission to modernise debt enforcement and remove imprisonment for debtors in can't pay situations were today warmly welcomed by legal …
  12. frontpage_FN19_2Latest issue of FLAC newsletter focuses on debt Issued 18 August 2009 ,legal-volunteering,over-indebtedness,pila,sw-law-reform, Legal rights organisation FLAC has published the latest issue of FLAC News, its quarterly newsletter, with a focus this issue on debt. The newsletter, now in its 19th year, …
  13. Speirs060709FLAC4New report proposes far-reaching changes in how justice system treats debtors Issued 6 July 2009 ,debt-casework,debt-law-reform-1, Blues singer recalls her experience of debt enforcement at launch of FLAC report A new report detailing what FLAC director Noeline Blackwell called "the devastating and …
  14. FLACGovernment plan is a useful first step in improving debt enforcement procedure Issued 26 June 2009 ,civil-debt-imprisonment,debt-casework,debt-law-reform-1, Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has welcomed the announcement that the Government intends to change the law so that courts will have to examine a …
  15. FLACJudgment means State must end imprisonment for debt Issued 18 June 2009 ,civil-debt-imprisonment,debt-casework,debt-law-reform-1, Victory in McCann case puts pressure on government to amend outdated laws immediately Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the judgment of Ms. …
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