Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Civil Society Forum and Consultation on the Commission’s CERD Report – 27 May

Date: 27 May 2019

Time: 9:30 – 4:00pm

Venue: The Irish Rights and Equality Commission, 16 – 22 Green Street, Dublin 7

Civil society organisations play a crucial role in advancing human rights and equality, as well as promoting diversity. Increasing engagement with civil society is a strategic priority of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

The Civil Society Forum is a new space for the Commission to discuss human rights and equality issues with civil society in a structured way. With this Forum, the Commission aims to harness its combined efforts to better address discrimination and human rights abuses in Ireland. 

On this occasion, it is inviting organisations to discuss ways and means of Combatting Racism and Promoting Intercultural Understanding – a current cross cutting strategic focus for the Commission.  

The Forum has three parts

  • Part 1: a general discussion on its work to combat racism and intercultural understanding; 
  • Part 2: a consultation on issues that civil society organisations believe the Commission should highlight in its report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination;
  • Part 3: an autonomous space for civil society organisations to plan their own engagement with the CERD Committee, led by ENAR Ireland.

This event will be of particular interest to representatives from civil society organisations including NGOs and community and voluntary groups, particularly those led by or working with members of ethnic minority communities, and on issues relating to anti-racism and interculturalism.

To RSVP, please email, with the subject line 'Civil Society Forum', by Monday 20th May 2019. Feel free to include any requirements, for example, ISL interpretation, accessibility, dietary.




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