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Immigration and asylum groups highlight urgent need for an independent appeals system

  Saturday, 19 February 2011: Mr. Justice Blake, President of the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber in the UK will outline the development of the UK’s 2-tier system dealing with both immigration and asylum decisions as part of an effective remedy in immigration and asylum law at a seminar hosted jointly by […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011

Irish Refugee Council welcomes commitments on reform

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) welcomes commitments in both Fine Gael’s and the Labour Party’s manifestos to a reform of asylum and immigration laws, including an independent immigration appeals mechanism.  Sue Conlan, Chief Executive of the IRC, says: “Reform of the asylum and immigration laws is long overdue in Ireland and […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011

Separated Children given a voice in new report on protection by the Irish Refugee Council

 Tuesday, 1 February 2011: Separated children and guardians voice their opinions in the Irish Refugee Council’s report, ‘Closing a Protection Gap’, which is being launched by Sophie Magennis, Head of Office at UNHCR.  The launch is taking place today (1/2/11) at 10.30 am in European Union House. Sophie Magennis, says: “Children who flee their homes […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011

Children’s rights treated with disdain by the Department of Justice says Irish Refugee Council

Thursday, 27 January 2011: On 18th January 2011, Dermot Ahern TD, in his capacity as Minister for Justice, provided a written answer to a number of questions put to him by TDs about the treatment of Nigerian nationals on board a flight from Dublin to Lagos on 15th December 2010, 13 of whom were children.  […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011

Nigerian deportees were subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment, says Irish Refugee Council

    Wednesday, 12 January 2010: The Irish Refugee Council along with refugee, anti-racism, human rights, children’s rights and migrant groups are demonstrating at the gates of the Dáil today (12/1/11) at 12 noon for an end to degrading deportation practices.  The demonstration has arisen from the Irish Refugee Council’s call for an independent inquiry […]

Posted on: 14 January 2011