Formal Response From Department of Foreign Affairs on ECHR Case

January 26, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs has formerly responded to the query sent to his Office in late November urging action on the ‘Hooded Men’ case. The Minister had sent an initial holding reply on the day the

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Militarisation of Children Condemned

June 3, 2013

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League has written to the Northern Ireland Children’s Commissioner about the militarisation of children. The League says her stance in condemning the appearance of children in paramilitary garb on parades whilst failing to criticise cadet forces

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‘Highly Questionable” Choice of Candidate GS Tells EU

September 9, 2012

News from Celtic Press The General Secretary (GS) has called the appointment by the European Union of Stavros Lambrinidis as the new EU Special Representative for Human Rights “highly questionable”. The GS, Rhisiart Tal-e-bot, argues in his letter to the High Representative for

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Irish Branch Questions Legality of Detention

May 3, 2012

NEWS FROM CELTIC PRESS The Irish Branch of the Celtic League has written to the UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Patterson MP, to express the concerns of members on the continued incarceration of Marian Price McGlinchey by the British authorities

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Marion Price: Prisoner In Poor health As Internment Continues

April 30, 2012

Despite an emphatic rejection last year by NI Justice Minister, David Ford MLA, of concerns we expressed about the detention of republican activist Marion Price in the all male Maghaberry Prison earlier this year Ms Price was moved to HMP Hydebank wood. The

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Lily Ban Indicates Forceful Resonance of 1916 Symbol

April 30, 2012

It has been reported that republican prisoners at the notorious Maghaberry Prison in Northern Ireland have once again been punished for wearing Easter Lilly symbols this year. Prisoners who wore the symbol to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising are reported to have been

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Commonwealth – Failure to Tackle Human Rights Issue A Disgrace

November 10, 2011

Celtic League concerns about the record of the Commonwealth to tackle the appalling human rights record of some member States has been reiterated by a prominent United Kingdom Conservative and former government Minister. It is almost four years now since the Celtic League

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Arms Traders Profit as Africa Suffers

July 14, 2011

As frantic appeals are launched to avoid a humanitarian crisis in the horn of Africa it is useful to remind ourselves that the other great curse that Africa faces is arms trading. A detailed (AEFJN – AFRICA EUROPE FAITH AND JUSTICE NETWORK) report

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Ireland: Human Rights Report Portrays Grim Picture

July 12, 2011

At the invitation of the Government, the independent expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, visited Ireland from 10 to 15 January 2011. During this mission, the independent expert collected first-hand information on the human rights situation

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Dublin: Response From French Ambassador over Roma Expulsions

September 19, 2010

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE DUBLIN: RESPONSE FROM FRENCH AMBASSADOR OVER ROMA EXPULSIONS There has been a detailed response from the French Embassy in Dublin to concerns expressed by the Celtic League about the forced expulsion of Roma people in France. The full text of

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