ERA RESOURCES

"Engagement Between Civil Society and National Bodies"

ERA Survey of Member Organisations 2013

Click Here  to read survey findings

 

 

 

 


ERA Roadmap Launch with guest of honour- Rev Jesse L Jackson

    


 'Today we are free, but not equal'

 

Read Rev Jackson's speech here 

 

 

 

Watch Reverend Jackson's Input

 

  

ERA Conference Nov 2009:

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'Downgrading Equality and Human Rights- Assessing the Impact' 2009

  

 

 

 

 

ERA Monitoring Doc for IHREC

The Equality and Rights Alliance (ERA) was established to seek the highest standards for our equality and human rights infrastructure.  We have developed a range of publications and reports that explore and establish the standards we seek for this infrastructure. 

ERA welcomes IHREC’s strategic plan. We present this draft standard to communicate civil society's hopes and expectations for IHREC, which are based on documents developed by ERA, and to offer support IHREC in achieving this standard. 

 

 

ERA Press Release Wednesday 26 October 2016

ERA call for new legal equality ground based on socio-economic status

 

Ireland at risk of being out of sync with European equality standards on socio-economic ground

Read the press release here

 

ERA Submissions 


Equality and Rights Alliance Opening Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality in relaion to the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 24th January 2018

Submission to ECRI on its fourth monitoring cycle: March 2015

 

Submission to UN ICC on the accreditation of the IHREC : February 2015

 

Briefing note to the IHREC on the development of its strategic plan 2014

 

Observations on the Workplace Relations Bill 2014

 

Cultural Rights in Ireland: Submission under ICESCR process June 2014


Observations on the IHREC Bill 2014 

 

Submission to the Equality Authority on S37 Employment Equality Act 

 

Briefing note to ECRI on their visit to Ireland Feb 2012

 

Submission to the Constitutional Convention on ESC Rights 

 

ERA Observations on the Heads of IHREC Bill 2012

 

Submission to the Oireachtas Justice Committee on the issue of racism and xenophobia: September 2013

 

ERA Proposed amendments to the Heads of IHREC Bill 2012

 

Submission to Dept Jobs, Trade and Enterprise on Proposals to establish the Workplace Relations Commisison April 2012

 

Submission on the Proposed Merger of the IHRC and Equality Authority Oct 2011

 

Submission on Proposed Merger of Employment Rights Bodies Sept 2011

 

The Case for A Public Sector Positive Duty  May 2011

 


 

 


ERA Position Papers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ERA seminar September 2013

Click on the image below to access seminar report and conclusions

(includes speakers inputs and roundtable discussion summaries) 

 

 

 

International Bodies Consistently Raise Concerns Regarding Cuts 

Concerns regarding the erosion of the Irish statutory equality and human rights infrastructure and regarding proposals in the Heads of Bill to establish the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (which will negatively impact on the independence and effectiveness of the IHREC) have been raised by a number of international and EU bodies and experts with the Irish Government since 2008.

Read our summary of the concerns raised

   

ERA Complaint and Petition to EU 2009

 ERA lodged a legal complaint with the European Commission stating that Ireland is in breach of EU equality law.

Read the Complaint in Full 

A corresponding petition was sent to the EU Parliament 

Read the Petition in full

 

 

Equality & Rights Alliance presented its petition to the EU Parliaments petition committee in May 2010.

Speaking at the debate to support ERA were MEPs Proinsias De Rossa, Marian Harkin and Joe Higgins.

Watch the EU Parliament debate in full ( forward to 16:17:10 mins)

RTE news report on the debate

 

 

 

ERA Public Sector Duty Working Group Minutes

The Equality and Rights Alliance has brought members together to begin to look at how Civil Society can develop its own analysis on Public Sector Duty and specific actions we as a collective could look to take in relation to Public Sector Duty. The two initial discussions have taken the ERA Publication "An New Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty" as a starting point to investiage how a values-based approach can inform our work. 

 

The next meeting will take place in the offices of the NWCI at 1pm and for more information email damien@eracampain.org

 

Minutes of the 1st ERA Public Sector Duty Working Group 

 

Minutes of the 2nd ERA Public Sector Duty Working Group 

 

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