“Let’s put Human Rights on our Manifestos” – Final workshop on 28th July

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In March 2015, ATD launched the project “Let’s put Human Rights in our Manifestos”.

From March 2015 to June 2015, ATD volunteers and community groups from the North Inner City looked at what Economic, Social and Cultural Rights mean today and discussed the request of Irish Constitutional Convention to strengthen the protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Irish Constitution.

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The project will be concluded with a plenary workshop gathering all participants (on 28th July from 10.30am in the new offices of the IHREC) and with the design of an advocacy booklet which will invite political parties to include the ESC Rights Recommendation of the Constitutional Convention in their pre-election 2016 Manifestos.

In 2015, pre-election year, the project “Let’s put Human Rights on our Manifestos” is part of the mobilisation of the Irish Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Initiative (ESC Rights Initiative – contact: escrightsinitiative@gmail.com).  This coalition of NGOs calls on the Government to accept the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention and to prepare a #YesSolidarity referendum allowing the citizens to decide whether in the future, the Irish State should be obliged to make decisions that prioritise the fundamental dignity of people.

If you are interested to attend and contribute, please contact: pierre@atdireland.ie

– Download “A Manifesto Priority” – A statement by the ESC Rights Initiative
– Download the 2014 Report of the Constitutional Convention on ESC Rights

This project is funded by Fondation ATD and the IMPACT Joe Lucey Small Grant Fund