International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Follow-Up Conference

FLAC logo via FLAC site.In July 2008, Ireland was examined by the UN Human Rights Committee under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The report is here (scroll down to the Irish section, click on the E in the right-most column – so far as I can tell, the UN server won’t accept a deeper link, unfortunately), and I’ve discussed aspects of it here. In July 2008, the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) submitted an excellent shadow report (pdf) to the Human Rights Committee; and they have now come together again to organize a follow-up event to raise awareness of the Committee’s recommendations on Ireland.

ICCL logo, via ICCL site.It will be held on Monday, 6 April 2009, at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2.

IPRT logo, via IPRT site.For further information and to book your place, contact Edel at FLAC; and watch out for further conference updates here.
Speakers will include:

Judge Elisabeth Palm, former member of the UN Human Rights Committee, Rapporteur on Ireland and former judge of the Swedish courts and former Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights;
Judge Rajsoomer Lallah, member of the UN Human Rights Committee, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Mauritius;
Professor Michael O’Flaherty, the Irish elected member of the UN Human Rights Committee, Co-Director of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Nottingham;
Éamonn MacAodha, Chief Executive of the Irish Human Rights Commission;
Michael Farrell, Senior Solicitor at FLAC;
Dr Siobhan Mullally, Faculty of Law, UCC.