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  1. 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 …
  2. Publication cover - Law Society Justice Media Awards July 2011TV3's Lydia Foy documentary wins at the Justice Media Awards 2011 Issued 4 July 2011 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| TV3's The Morning Show has won a Merit Certificate at the Law Society's Justice Media Awards for a programme it did last year on "A 13-year Battle for Legal Recognition …
  3. FLACGovernment must act now on transgender rights Issued 21 June 2011 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC (the Free Legal Advice Centres) have marked the first anniversary of the final decision in the Lydia Foy transgender case by calling for urgent legislation to recognise …
  4. FLACReform urgently needed to remove Jury Service discrimination against Deaf People Issued 3 March 2011 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| This week's criminal court sittings in Clare have had to be abandoned due to the failure of 215 people to show up for jury service in Ennis. The presiding Circuit Court …
  5. FLACJudge rules deaf man can sit on jury Issued 29 November 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| For the first time ever, a High Court Judge has ruled that a deaf person can sit on a jury in the Central Criminal Court. Judge Paul Carney today (Monday) ruled that …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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