Ireland’s Response to the Global Refugee and Migration Crisis: From International Protection to National Integration

Thanks to all our speakers, participants and guests for your contributions and valuable insights at this event, which took place on 1st February.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was delighted to host this timely seminar and to bring together policy-makers, civil society representatives, state agencies and people with a lived experience of migration and integration, to discuss the current challenges in International Protection in Ireland, and support for integration in local communities.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has a statutory role as set out under the IHREC Act 2014 under the Functions of the Commission, Section (10(1)(d)) to:

“encourage good practice in intercultural relations, to promote tolerance and acceptance of diversity in the State and respect for the freedom and dignity of each person.”

As Ireland’s National Human Rights Institution and National Equality Body, we will continue to work towards our strategic commitment to promote and contribute to effective and positive intercultural relations in Ireland in the future.

Please see some photos of the event below, listen back to coverage of the event on RTE Drivetime.

Please also see our Twitter moment from the event which gives a flavour of the conversation on social media around the event.

Download the seminar programme here

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, Chief Commissioner Logan and Members of the IHREC

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, Chief Commissioner Logan and Members of the IHREC

Chief Commissioner Emily Logan opens International Protection seminar

Chief Commissioner Emily Logan opens International Protection seminar

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald addresses IHREC seminar

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald addresses IHREC seminar

Irish UN Ambassador, David Donoghue speaking at International Protection seminar

Irish UN Ambassador, David Donoghue speaking at International Protection seminar

 

George Moschos Greek Ombudsman for Chidren’s Rights

George Moschos Greek Ombudsman for Children’s Rights

CERD Chair Anastasia Crickely speaking at IHREC international protection seminar on Feb 1st

CERD Chair Anastasia Crickely speaking at IHREC international protection seminar on Feb 1st

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Please note we are at full capacity for this event, to register for a wait-list please contact rsvp@ihrec.ie

This half-day seminar aims to examine Ireland’s response to the global refugee and migrant crisis, and to assess the challenges and opportunities raised by the International Protection Act 2015 which commenced in January.

With the keynote address from Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, the seminar will explore how Ireland is now equipped to meet its obligations and to provide support to newly arrived and existing refugees and migrants in our communities.

We will be joined by a range of speakers from the international, domestic and frontline settings to examine how Ireland’s contribution can move beyond humanitarian support towards integration for newly arriving and existing refugee and migrant populations living in Ireland.

Download the seminar programme here