UN to hear Dundalk opinions

DUNDALK residents and representatives of civil society organisations in the North East region have contributed to a report which will be submitted to the United Nations at the end of March.

DUNDALK residents and representatives of civil society organisations in the North East region have contributed to a report which will be submitted to the United Nations at the end of March.

The contributions were made at a public meeting about human rights in Ireland, which was held in the People’s Resource Centre, Merchant’s Road, Dundalk as part of the ‘Your Rights. Right Now’ campaign.

The event was organised by ‘Your Rights. Right Now’, a coalition of 17 leading organisations that have joined forces to hold the State to account for its human rights record.

Ireland’s record on human rights is being reviewed by the United Nations for the first time ever this year, under a new process called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

“All those who came along to our meeting in Dundalk engaged very well with the campaign, and made some very useful contributions, sharing their opinions on how Ireland can do better in relation to promoting and protecting people’s human rights,” said Ms Deirdre Duffy, who facilitated the meeting. Ms Duffy is Research and Policy Officer with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.