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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called for the Special Criminal Court to be abolished, saying it represents "the single biggest denial of fair trial rights in our legal system". The human rights organisation made the call as the Oireachtas votes this week to renew sections 2 to 4, 6

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There should be an "extensive review" of emergency Covid-19 legislation before any further renewal, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said. Ministers have proposed a six-month extension of the powers outlined in the Health (Preservation and Protection and Other Emergency Measures in t

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Ireland's data protection watchdog is failing to enforce the GDPR and is allowing "the biggest data breach ever recorded" to continue to happen, an Oireachtas committee will hear today. Representatives of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) are among those who will be giving evidence on the

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Ireland's coronial system is "not fit for purpose" and root-and-branch reform is decades overdue, according to a damning new report. Professor Phil Scraton and Dr Gillian McNaull, both of Queen's University Belfast, have made more than 50 recommendations for reform following research based on interv

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The mandatory hotel quarantine system should be suspended if serious human rights issues are not addressed, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said. Travellers arriving in Ireland from designated states are required by law to pre-book accommodation in a designated quarantine facility,

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Plans to reform electoral laws to prevent political parties from having their social media accounts managed from outside of Ireland could be "unworkable", the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has suggested. According to the Irish Independent, Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien will ask his Cab

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Six films have been shortlisted by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) for the 2021 Human Rights on Film Award as part of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. The rights group has assembled a five-person film jury chaired by advocate and educator Sinéad Burke, joined

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The Data Protection Commission's (DPC) ability to enforce GDPR rules in Ireland has been undermined by years-long delays to a crucial IT project, privacy campaigners have warned. Documents obtained by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) under the Freedom of Information Act show that the wat

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Legislation to bring the regulation and licensing of security personnel enforcing court orders within the remit of the Private Security Authority (PSA) is still at a drafting stage over a year after it was first mooted. Speaking on the launch of the PSA's annual report for 2019, Justice Minister Hel

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Personal data transfers between the UK and the EU after Brexit are "in jeopardy" because the UK's privacy watchdog does not meet strict EU standards, privacy experts have warned. The need for the UK to pass an adequacy assessment to allow frictionless data transfers to continue after Brexit was high

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An Garda Síochána's routine use of spit hoods during the COVID-19 pandemic is incompatible with human rights law on torture or other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, civil liberties campaigners have said. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) called

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