Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful in Ireland – Conference on the 29th of March

ESC Rights Initiative Conference
Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful
Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson St., Dublin 2

The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Initiative (ESCRI) is a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations including ATD Ireland that support strengthening the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the Irish Constitution.

With the other members of the ESC Rights initiative, ATD  was very proud to organise  “Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful”  an event that brought together a range of stakeholders to discuss how enforceable ESC Rights such as housing and health would impact on individuals and groups in Ireland, drawing on experiences from other States where ESC Rights have been given legal protection.

Documents for the conference are available here. Some of these documents have been prepared by ATD Ireland!
Pictures of the conference can be see here.
Videos of the conference can be seen here.
Discover more of the “Human Rights” work by ATD Ireland here!

Keynote address: Jamie Burton – Public Lawyer, Doughty Street Chambers


  • Dr. Helen Johnston – National Economic and Social Council
  • Professor Colin Harvey – Queen’s University
  • Professor Gerry Whyte – Trinity College Dublin
  • Siobhan Curran – Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre
  • Eoin Carroll – Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice
  • Dr Austin O’Carroll
  • Debbie Mulhall – Dolphin House Community Development Association and founding member of Rialto Rights in Action
  • Dr Mary Murphy – Maynooth University and Member of IHREC
  • Eilis Barry – FLAC
  • Dr Pádraic Kenna – NUI Galway
  • Michael Farrell

To register to attend please go to

For further information contact  the initiative by mail for further details.