Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • #refugeeswelcome

Ireland is failing to adequately respond to the biggest refugee crisis since World War II

Coalition statement, 04.09.2015 This is an extraordinary situation and it is unacceptable that the Irish Government has not provided a clear statement of leadership, when Irish people are calling for action. Without compassionate and courageous action and leadership, more lives
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Landmark High Court judgment condemns Garda failure to assist trafficked woman

High Court finds serious failures in Garda investigation of trafficking for forced labour in cannabis growhouse Today (Wednesday 15 April 2015) the High Court ruled that Gardaí failed to identify a victim of human trafficking, resulting in the imprisonment of
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  • MRCI International Migrants Day Celebration

International Migrants Day Statement: 2014 is the year for immigration reform in Ireland

MEDIA RELEASE On International Migrants Day, Wednesday December 18th, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) highlights the importance of migrants to society, the economy and community life in Ireland. MRCI Director Siobhan O’Donoghue said, “This is a day to celebrate the
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  • Marisol & Marielle

A future after the Leaving Cert: Marielle’s story

This is Marielle (right) with her sister Marisol. Yesterday Marielle sat her first Leaving Certificate exams. In 2007, Marielle came to Ireland from the Philippines to join her parents, who were working here. Marielle spent 6 years in secondary school
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  • Fauziah Shaari, Domestic Workers Action Group (DWAG)

MRCI Welcomes Long-Awaited Criminalisation of Forced Labour in Ireland

MEDIA RELEASE 16.04.2013 The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) today welcomed the publication of the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Bill 2013. The Bill will at last criminalise forced labour (modern-day slavery) in Ireland and protect victims who have been
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