ICCL repeats call for Special Criminal Court to be scrapped

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".

Published 23 June 2021

ICCL targets big tech with German lawsuit against 'world's largest data breach'

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has launched a lawsuit in Germany aiming to end the practice of "real-time bidding" for online advertising – which it calls "the world's biggest data breach".

Published 17 June 2021

Civil liberties campaigners challenge case for renewing Covid-19 legislation

There should be an "extensive review" of emergency Covid-19 legislation before any further renewal, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said.

Published 26 May 2021

Data protection watchdog 'failing to enforce GDPR'

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.

Published 27 April 2021

Coronial system is 'not fit for purpose' and requires root-and-branch reform

Ireland's coronial system is "not fit for purpose" and root-and-branch reform is decades overdue, according to a damning new report.

Published 21 April 2021

Call for mandatory hotel quarantine system to be suspended over rights concerns

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.

Published 20 April 2021

Plan to ban political parties having social media managed abroad 'unworkable'

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.

Published 13 April 2021

Mother and baby homes report provides evidence of 'wide-ranging and systemic rights abuses'

The final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Inquiry contains evidence of serious human rights abuses and its recommendations for reparations are not sufficient to right them, new analysis has said.

Published 9 March 2021

Civil liberties group calls for guidelines for 'safe and legal protest' during Covid-19

Guidelines for safe and legal protest during the Covid-19 pandemic should be drawn up and published to avoid a repeat of the violence at a far-right protest in Dublin on the weekend, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said.

Published 5 March 2021

Six films shortlisted for human rights award at Dublin film festival

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.

Published 25 February 2021

Enforcement of GDPR in Ireland undermined by delays to IT project

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.

Published 9 February 2021

Bill to regulate private security enforcing court orders still being drafted

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.

Published 5 November 2020

Report: Irish courts now tend towards admitting evidence obtained unconstitutionally

A landmark ruling five years ago has led to the Irish courts tending towards admitting evidence which has been obtained unconstitutionally, according to new research.

Published 21 October 2020

Data transfers between UK and EU 'in jeopardy' after Brexit

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.

Published 12 October 2020

Gardaí urged to abandon use of spit hoods

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.

Published 31 August 2020