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Traveller Focus 2009

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

November 30th marks the start of Traveller Focus 2009. The aim of Traveller Focus is to ‘celebrate the contribution Travellers make both within their own communities and to Irish society as a whole, through their culture, enterprise, sporting excellence, professional expertise across every area and unique history and tradition.’

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16 Days: Day 6

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Today, in support of  the 16 days campaign, we want to draw readers’ attention to these resources on the relationship between forced migration and violence against women from the wonderful Forced Migration Online website.

Swiss Ban Minarets

November 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Some breaking news this evening. More than 57% of Swiss voters have voted to ban the further construction of minarets (see here, here, here, here and here). The proposal for the ban on further minaret construction (there are 4 in the entire country), came at the back of a campaign by the right wing Swiss People’s Party. HRiI will have further commentary on this development in the coming days.

Pre-Budget Submissions Roundup

November 29, 2009 5 comments
This is a collection of pre-budget submissions published so far and relevant to the protection of human rights in Ireland. Please feel free to let us know of others in the comments.

Disability and Carers

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16 Days: Day 5

November 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Today, in support of the 16 days campaign, we want to draw readers’ attention to Ireland’s National Plan of Action to Address Female Genital Mutilation.

3rd Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture

November 28, 2009 Leave a comment

FLAC send details of its 3rd Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture,  which will also serve to launch FLAC’s Online Archive to mark  FLAC’s 40th Anniversary.

The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Maurice Hayes at the Law Society of Ireland, Presidents’ Hall, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 on  Tuesday 1 December at 6.00pm sharp.

The lecture will be on the theme of “Access to Justice”and a wine reception will follow the lecture.

To confirm your attendance, please e-mail doreen.mescal@flac.ie or phone us at (01) 8745690.

The late Dave Ellis was a community activist who dedicated his career to working with community groups in areas including welfare rights, legal aid, legal education and legal entitlements generally.  Dave was Community Law Officer at Coolock Community Law Centre (now Northside CLC – www.nclc.ie) for more than 20 years.  He subsequently established Community Legal Resource to provide information, training and support for the not-for-profit and community sector.

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16 Days: Day 4

November 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Today, in support of the 16 days campaign, we want to draw readers’ attention to the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s campaign against prostitution. I would suggest reading Susan McKay’s introduction to the campaign together with this article, responding to the process of law reform around sex work in the United Kingdom.