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Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 5: Welfare and Material Deprivation

This chapter examines the issues of welfare and material deprivation and considers how the best interests and the voice of children are treated in housing and social welfare law Read more . . .

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 4: Health and Healthcare

Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) states that 'States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehab

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 3: Guardianship, Access and Custody

A range of international human rights standards and obligations contain provisions relevant to the rights of the child in the context of private family law proceedings in Ireland Read More . . .

Access to Justice

Providing for children’s rights in law is only really meaningful when the measures required to enforce those rights are effective.

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 1: Non-Discrimination and Equality

The issue of equality and the rights of children is very wide ranging Read more  . . .

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The Children’s Rights Alliance and the Law Centre for Children and Young People have come together to develop this unique publication Making Rights Real for Children: A Children’s Rights Audit of Irish Law.

Making Just Choices

The CV Pillar proposes seven key initiatives it believes should be part of a strategic approach to addressing Ireland’s current challenges in Budget 2015 and beyond.

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The purpose of this document is to share direct extracts from the Final Report of the Working Group on the Protection Process with our membership and stakeholders in order to highlight the key findings, commitments and recommendations made in relation to children and young people in the protecti

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The Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes the opportunity to submit its views to the Department of Social Protection in relation to the development of Budget 2016.

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We represent the voices of children and young people from all over Ireland and their concerns. There are 1,148,687 children in Ireland that make up over 25% of the population. The number of children in Ireland increased by over 13% between 2002 and 2011 and Ireland now has the highest proportion of children in the European Union. This report represents the view of children of all ages living in Ireland. . . .