The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is Ireland’s leading independent human
rights watchdog, which monitors, educates and campaigns in order to secure full
enjoyment of human rights for everyone.
Founded in 1976 by Mary Robinson and others,
the ICCL has played a leading role in some of the most successful human rights campaigns
in Ireland. These have included campaigns resulting in the establishment of an independent
Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, the legalisation of the right to divorce, more
effective protection of children’s rights, the decriminalization of homosexuality
and the introduction of enhanced equality legislation.
We believe in a society which
protects and promotes human rights, justice and equality.
The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) is an Irish Government agency
established to provide advice, support and information on the use of information
and communications technology (ICT) in education. Its overall objective is the integration
of ICT in learning and teaching. Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness
Centre managed by the NCTE.
Webwise provides parents, teachers, and children with educational resources, advice
and tools promoting safer more effective use of internet and mobile phone technologies.
The work of the Webwise initiative is supported by funding from the Department of
Education and Science and the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme.
for positive changes in the area of human rights; Monitor government policy to make
sure that it complies with international standards;
— Conduct original research
and publish reports on issues as diverse as equal rights for all families, the right
to privacy, police accountability and judicial accountability;
— Run campaigns to raise public and political awareness of human rights, justice and equality issues;
— Work closely with other key stakeholders in the human rights, justice and equality
Dublin City University,
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