The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Initiative (ESCRI) organised on the 29th March 2017 the “Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful”  conference, an event which brought together a range of stakeholders who discussed 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.

The Keynote address has been given by  Jamie Burton – Public Lawyer, Doughty Street Chambers, and main contributors were:

  • 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

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The ESC Rights initiative is a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations that support strengthening the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the Irish Constitution.

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