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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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, …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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,civil-debt-imprisonment,debt-casework,debt-law-reform-1, Victory in McCann case puts pressure on government to amend outdated laws immediately Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the judgment of Ms. …
  7. FLACTrans Rights and the Law Issued 7 May 2009 ,discrimination,echr-1,equality,hr-casework,hr-law-reform, Presentation by Michael Farrell, Senior Solicitor, FLAC Transforming Attitudes Conference, 17 April 2009     I would first of all like to congratulate TENI, USI and BeLonG …
  8. FLACGovernment should change law on transgender people now Issued 20 April 2009 ,council-of-europe,echr-1,hr-casework,hr-law-reform, The Government must commit itself to changing the law to legally recognise transgendered people, according to FLAC, which is representing a transgender woman in her bid for …
  9. Speirs011208_shapiroSpeech: Steve Shapiro, Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture: 1 Dec 2008 Issued 28 January 2009 ,hr-law-reform,pro-bono, Second Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture, 1 December 2008 Steve Shapiro, Legal Director, ACLU: The evolving human rights landscape in the United States Thank you to FLAC for …
  10. Cover for Charities Bill joint position paperCharities bill will exclude promotion of human rights as charitable purpose Issued 10 December 2008 ,flac-council,hr-law-reform, Four human rights organisations - FLAC, Front Line, ICCL and Amnesty International Ireland - have issued a joint position paper addressed to Senators as they vote for the …
  11. FLACWelfare cuts may trigger homelessness Issued 25 November 2008 ,homelessness,mis,over-indebtedness,sw-law-reform, Proposed legislation to reduce assistance to people unable to pay their mortgage will not lead to government savings in the long run and will damage our over-indebted society …
  12. FLACLenders should face up to irresponsible deals Issued 28 October 2008 ,debt-law-reform-1,moneylending,reckless-lending, Better legislation and money advice needed to curb reckless lending Lenders who offered loans to people who clearly could not repay them should face up to their part in the …
  13. FLACBut who will rescue indebted consumers? Issued 13 October 2008 ,debt-law-reform-1,mortgage-arrears, Now that a rescue package is being put in place for lending banks in Ireland and worldwide, FLAC (the Free Legal Advice Centres) has today urged legislators to step in on …
  14. eralogo_short_smMerger proposals would hit weakest and most vulnerable Issued 24 September 2008 ,equality,hr-law-reform, Government proposals to merge up to five human rights and equality bodies would hit the weakest and most vulnerable in Irish society, says FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres). …
  15. FLACCommittee hears how inconsistent social welfare decisions particularly affect those on low incomes Issued 6 February 2008 ,child-benefit,hrc,social-welfare-appeals, (You can access the full submission in our publications section.) The inconsistencies between the decisions of different officials exacerbates the hardship imposed on very …
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