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Most recent FOI grant on the Day Advisory Commission on #DirectProvision (documents up to 23/10/2019). The terms of reference for this group as of 23/10/19- they may have changed since then!
The initial list of NGOS that were consulted on this group in Sept 2019 #DayCommission #DirectProvision
The @DeptJusticeIRL proposed that NGO organisations nominate two persons to the #DayCommission #DirectProvision
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Topic 4: Hate Crime/Speech By Spring 2020, @DeptJusticeIRL commits to #CERD19 that Ireland's approach to Hate Crime/Speech will be known and then progressed to legislation etc.
@DeptJusticeIRL Topic 4: Hate Crime/Speech #CERD2019 By end of December 2019, @DeptJusticeIRL will release Heads of legislation relating to social media/online platforms and harmful communications (incl. racism). Other law reform initiatives in progress.
@DeptJusticeIRL Topic 4: Hate Crime/Speech #CERD2019 Once all legislative measures are progressed, Ireland will reconsider its interpretive declaration to #CERD 's prohibition on hate speech under Art. 4 @DeptJusticeIRL
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1/ The session begins with follow-up questions to the State.
Ms Rita Izsák-Ndiaye #CERD19 questions the lack of targeted and substantive measures re: Traveller and Roma employment, referencing ‘alarming statistics’ that only 20% of Travellers and 16.7% of Roma are in work
2/ Ms Izsák-Ndiaye raises the criminalization of Traveller and Roma nomadism, but also poses a general recommendation of a national database on evictions to the State @PaveePoint @itmtrav @D_C_H_A
3/ The State have advised the #CERD19 committee and delegates that they will not be answering all posed questions this morning and will respond on ‘a number of issues’ in writing to the committee, David Stanton of @DeptJusticeIRL not present
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Day 2 #CERD19 A mumber of Committee members have yet to ask questions, before the Irish delegation @merrionstreet led by @DSGJustEqual will respond
@merrionstreet @DSGJustEqual The Chairperson #CERD19 notes that if time runs out, the State may provide written answers to the Committee post the examination
@merrionstreet @DSGJustEqual (1) Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy: What is the implementation framework, why is its budget so low, and why is there a lack of participation between these groups, and with Govt?
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State @merrionstreet & @_IHREC delegations about to begin its engagement with #CERD19 process. You can watch proceedings live here: webtv.un.org/live-now/watch…
@merrionstreet @_IHREC Chairperson of @UNHumanRights #CERD19 opens the 100th session, and welcomes the @merrionstreet delegation headed by @davidstantontd. Chair notes it's not often the case that a Govt minister leads a delegation at #CERD
@merrionstreet @_IHREC @UNHumanRights @davidstantontd Chair #CERD19 also acknowledges the enormous role of Anastasia Crickley as a 'militant for human rights', and her significant role.
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The Chairperson of #CERD opens the NGO session for Ireland's report #CERD19
The current Chairperson acknowledges the former #CERD Chairperson Anastasia Crickley (@MaynoothUni ) and pays tribute the the enormous work that Anastasia has done for the protection and promotion of human rights for many decades.
#CERD19 @shaneocurry @INARIreland addressing hate speech, employment issues, racist violence, racial profiling and many other significant issue.
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#DirectProvision: A monster created over 20 years:
Direct Provision System was introduced 20 years ago by the FF led government. Today the problem of direct provision is the result of social/economic policies of FF/FG/PD/Labour/Green Party governments over the past 20 years. /1
For 20 years governments have allowed the problem of #DirectProvision to grow instead of addressing the issues. I worked in a torture/asylum seeker support centre for 7 years. Some of the first hand experiences of what people went through will stay with me forever. /2
No government over the past 20 years had any political will to address direct provision system. The fundamental reason behind their logic was that they see asylum seekers/people as a problem, not as fellow human beings. /3
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After 5 years of bringing clothes to the Kinsale Road #directprovision centre so people can get them for free, I was told by the management they don',t want me going in there with clothes anymore. Instead I should bring them to a charity shop which (...)
Sells them to raise funds for children in DP . (Where those funds go, nobody in #directprovision knows) so instead of getting free clothes the residents should go and buy them .Well that ain't happening. I will bring them across the road next time and we carry on as usual.
Time to end this DirectProvision nonsense. Time to learn how to treat people with dignity. I have no respect whatsoever for this ridiculous management. They should just go back and manage hotels. "Many, many expletives in my head' #furious
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Globally there are more than 65 million displaced people/ #refugees. A vast majority of these are feeing wars, conflicts and gross human rights abuses. Most of the refugees are hosted by countries outside Europe. /1
#Oughterard #DirectProvision #Ireland
Some refugee hosting nations are among the poorer countries. #Turkey #Lebanon #Bangladesh #Jordan #Egypt #Sudan #Pakistan #Uganda #Iran #Ethiopia host majority of the global #refugees /2
When someone is fleeing war or torture or human rights abuses, the first and foremost duty of humanity is to open our doors to refugees. No good to let people die at our doorsteps while we discuss where and how #AsylumSeekers should be hosted.
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I was struck when reading the @OCO_ireland #NoPlaceLikeHome report that many of the sleeping arrangements in hubs would be deemed overcrowding under s.63 of Housing Act 1966: 2 persons of different genders, over the age of 10 and not in a relationship, sleeping in the same room
I made this same point more than 10 years ago about #DirectProvision accommodation in the @flacireland 'One Size Doesn't Fit All' report: flac.ie/download/pdf/o…
The existing legislation for families experiencing homelessness is not child-centred nor child-friendly and must be amended to ensure that children's best interests are at the heart of decisions around where their family is accommodated #NoChild2020
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Today marks the 19th year of the formal establishment of the system of #directprovision in Ireland . The system of #directprovision provides no-choice communal accommodation, meals and a weekly allowance of €38.80 (adult) & €29.80 (child), to those who claim asylum in Ireland.
In 1995, there were 424 applications for asylum, which increased in subsequent years, to 424 ('95), 1,179 ('96), 3,383 ('97) and 4,626 ('98) asylum applications #directprovision Based on media reports, @welfare_ie stated the welfare system was being abused in 1997.
The @DeptJusticeIRL stated that the newspaper report was not accurate, and simply of the @Independent_ie 's own making (#fakenews was never just the preserve of the internet) #directprovision
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Thread: There's been lots of interest in the toiletries for #DirectProvision drive that @BelltableLimk facilitated this weekend. This is a short thread of how it worked. If you can replicate in your town, city, county - please do. It is a small gesture to us, ppl living freely...
@BelltableLimk in Ireland and makes a huge difference to those living in #DirectProvision on E21 per week. So, our artist in residence @KatieOKelly1 made connections in the three Dp centres in Limerick city and county when researching her new play. We staged a work in progress reading with...
@BelltableLimk @KatieOKelly1 a panel discussion where @donnahsvuma spoke so eloquently, with such urgency and clarity, about her and her children's lives in #DirectProvision. We were all energised by the desire to help those who came to Ireland looking for a better life for themselves and their children...
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Last week the Seanad approved a bill giving refugees and asylum seekers the right to family reunification, also known as chain migration. This will dramatically increase the number of migrants in #Ireland. #Lisdoonvarna #DirectProvision
The Justice Minister already has discretionary powers to permit family members of a refugee to be admitted, and the government (which opposes the Seanad bill) is currently implementing an alternative unification programme: FRHAP.
The International Protection Act 2017 (Family Reunification) will open Ireland up to chain migration more than other much bigger European countries. #Lisdoonvarna @DirectProvision
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