[Update 21 March 2011: the final report has been submitted; to read the report, click here.]
IPRT is one of seventeen organisations who have joined forces to help people hold the State to account for its human rights record. The 'Your Rights. Right Now' campaign was launched on Monday 31st January 2011.
The launch marks the start of a two-month nationwide campaign, which will include consultations with people around the country. Your Rights. Right Now will produce a report for submission to the United Nations in March 2011.
An advertising campaign will begin in the coming weeks, and a new website, www.rightsnow.ie, has also been launched. The website features information about human rights and the UPR, as well as compelling stories from people who have been personally affected by the State's broken promises on human rights.
More about the UPR
Under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) the human rights situation of all the countries within the United Nations (UN) are reviewed. This is a new human rights monitoring system of the UN Human Rights Council. It aims at improving the human rights situation on the ground in each of the 192 countries within the UN. Your Rights. Right Now will report to the UN in March 2011, and the UN's UPR review of Ireland will take place in October 2011.
More about Your Rights. Right Now
'Your Rights. Right Now' brings together seventeen leading organisations: Amnesty International, the Children's Rights Alliance, Dóchas, Educate Together, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), the Immigrant Council of Ireland, the Integration Centre, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Irish Family Planning Association, the Irish Penal Reform Trust, the Irish Senior Citizens' Parliament, the Irish Traveller Movement, the National Women's Council of Ireland, Simon Communities of Ireland, Transgender Equality Network Ireland, and the Union of Students in Ireland.
- Campaign website: www.rightsnow.ie
- Irish Times: 'Cuts 'impairing' efforts to gather evidence of human rights abuses'
- See also the campaign launch video opposite