Wednesday 29th March from 10.30am to 3.30pm
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 that support strengthening the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the Irish Constitution.

We are happy to invite you to “Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful”  an event will bring 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.

Download here the programme and a presentation of the key speakers!

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.

the Irish Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme
This conference is funded by
the Irish Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2016-2017.