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  • UNCERD - International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination UNCERD The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination UNCERD places an onus on UN member states who are party to the Convention to pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating racial discrimination in all its forms and promoting understanding among all races The Convention covers the legislative judicial administrative or other measures that need to be implemented to give effect to its provisions It was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 21 December 1965 and entered into force on 2 January 1969 in accordance with Article 19 Ireland and the ICERD Ireland signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1968 Following the enactment of the Employment Equality Act 1998 and the Equal Status Act 2000 the Convention was ratified by Ireland in December 2000 and entered into force in January 2001 Reservation Interpretative Declaration in relation to Article 4 of the International Convention on All Forms of Racial Discrimination Reply from Minister Shatter on 23rd May 2012 to a PQ on Ireland s Reservation on Article 4 Ireland signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1968 and ratified it in December 2000 whereupon it became binding on Ireland in international law At the time of ratification of the Convention a reservation interpretative declaration was entered in relation to Article 4 of the Convention The declaration i notes that the measures described in Article 4 a b and c shall be undertaken with due regard to the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the rights set forth in Article 5 of the Convention and ii states that Ireland considers that through the measures described in Article 4 the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to peaceful assembly and association may not be jeopardised According to the United Nations Treaty Collection website http treaties un org a number of other States Parties have made similar declarations I have no immediate plans to propose withdrawing Ireland s reservation interpretative declaration on Article 4 of the Convention Reporting on Progress Under Article 9 of the Convention Ireland is required to submit periodic reports to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination UNCERD Committee on the legislative judicial and other measures which have been adopted to give effect to the provisions of the convention Ireland submitted its First National Report in March 2004 subsequently deemed by the UNCERD Committee as the Initial and Second Periodic Report NGOs were also invited to submit a shadow report setting out their views on how Ireland was fulfilling its obligations under the Convention In March 2005 Mr Frank Fahey T D the then Minister of State at the Department of Justice Equality Law Reform headed an Irish delegation to the UN in Geneva for a dialogue with the UN CERD Committee on Ireland s Initial and Second Periodic

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  • Racism - Holocaust Memorial
    Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies HSE Police Service Garda NESC NCCRI OECD Police Service Garda Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony 26th January 2014 Holocaust Memorial Day The Holocaust provides a platform from which every form of discrimination and prejudice can be studied It demonstrates what can happen when the principles of tolerance and respect break down and can be used to illustrate the important attitudes of people individually and generally in influencing behaviour and policies The experience of the Holocaust has relevance in our world today and is significant in our efforts to combat racism and prejudice on all levels International Forum on the Holocaust In January 2000 an International Forum on the Holocaust convened by the Swedish Government produced a Declaration entitled the Stockholm Declaration Ireland along with some 40 other countries signed the Declaration and in doing so pledged to encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance 27 January has been chosen throughout Europe as Holocaust Memorial Day UN International Day of Commemoration of the Holocaust It is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp in 1945 The Holocaust Memorial Day HMD commemoration demonstrates the Irish Government s commitment to the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust Holocaust Memorial Day has been marked in Ireland since 2003 on the evening of the Sunday nearest the 27th January In 2015 it took place on 25 January Ceremony The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration is designed to cherish the memory of all of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust The thrust of the commemoration programme is to serve as a constant reminder of the dangers of racism and to provide lessons from the past that are relevant today The event honours the memory of the six million Jews as well as millions of other victims persecuted because of their nationality ethnicity sexual

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  • Racism - Holocaust Memorial - Taskforce for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research
    UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies HSE Police Service Garda NESC NCCRI OECD Police Service Garda Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance IHRA The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education Remembrance and Research ITF was established

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  • resettlement
    State Dialogue Police Accredited Courses Migrants in the Media Africa Day Migrant Representation Wearing of the hijab Wearing the burqa EU Developments EU Modules Integration Common Basic Principles EU National Contacts Integration Handbooks EU Integration Forum EU Integration Website Ministerial Conferences Treaty of Lisbon Stockholm Programme EU Integration Agenda EU Integration Indicators Education PISA Education PIAAC Education 2014 Racism Responsible Bodies Report a Racist Incident Report Crime to Gardaí Crime Victims Helpline Equality Tribunal Garda Ombudsman Broadcasting Complaint Complaint re Newspaper Internet Complaint Racist Graffiti Racist Incident Statistics Reported Racist Crime Equality Tribunal Cases GSOC Cases Press Council Ombud FRA Assessment ECRIAssessment Media Coverage Racial Profiling Ministerial Statements Parliamentary Questions NPAR 2005 2008 Messages to Staff 2013 ECRI EU Developments EU Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism EU Rome Declaration UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language

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  • resettlement - Introduction
    Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies HSE Police Service Garda NESC NCCRI OECD Police Service Garda Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Resettlement Programme Resettlement is one of three durable solutions for protracted refugee situations the others being repatriation and local integration in the country of refuge It involves the selection and transfer of refugees from a State in which they have sought protection to a third State which

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  • resettlement - The Irish Resettlement Process
    Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation The Irish Resettlement Process The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration co ordinates the Irish Resettlement Programme which has three stages Stage 1 The Selection Process Stage 2 The Reception Process Stage 3 Resettlement and Integration Stage1 The Selection Process The decision on who Ireland will accept for resettlement i e the country of origin country of refuge of the refugees to be admitted is taken by the Minister for Justice and Equality in consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the UNHCR The decision is informed by discussions held between resettlement countries worldwide at their biannual Working Group on Resettlement WGR meetings in Geneva and by information provided by the UNHCR during the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement ATCR which are also held in Geneva At this meeting the UNHCR presents their resettlement priorities and capacity for the coming year Applications for resettlement are submitted by the UNHCR and are examined by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration other Government Departments the HSE and the Garda National Immigration Bureau are consulted where necessary Cases are selected either following face to face interviews selection mission in the country of refuge or on the basis of a paper based application dossier Between2005 2008 Ireland carried out selection missions to Jordan Iranian Kurds Thailand Burmese Karen Uganda Sudanese Bangladesh Burmese Rohingya and Tanzania D R Congolese Due to the changed economic conditions no selection missions took place between 2008 and 2013 A selection mission to Jordan Syrians took place in 2014 Two selection missions to Lebanon Syrians and Iraqis took place in March and July 2015 Where a selection mission does not take place selection is on the basis of a paper dossier submitted by UNHCR The International Organisation for Migration IOM conducts pre departure medical screening of the selected refugees on behalf of the Irish Government It should be noted that Ireland does not exclude applications based on health issues unless the specific health issue cannot be dealt with by the national health service or it poses a threat to public health Stage 2 The Reception Programme Persons admitted under the Resettlement Programme are usually admitted for permanent resettlement rather than for temporary protection New arrivals are supported in the early stages to ensure that they are aware of and in receipt of their statutory entitlements which are set down in section 3 of the Refugee Act 1996 as amended They undergo medical screening are linked to various services and receive general orientation training to prepare them for independent living Many refugees admitted under the programme have been living in dependent situations in refugee camps for up to 25 years and many have been victims of violence Some have no experience of modern western society Children under the age of 18 participate in an induction programme to prepare them

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  • resettlement - Resettlement Events
    Website Ministerial Conferences Treaty of Lisbon Stockholm Programme EU Integration Agenda EU Integration Indicators Education PISA Education PIAAC Education 2014 Racism Responsible Bodies Report a Racist Incident Report Crime to Gardaí Crime Victims Helpline Equality Tribunal Garda Ombudsman Broadcasting Complaint Complaint re Newspaper Internet Complaint Racist Graffiti Racist Incident Statistics Reported Racist Crime Equality Tribunal Cases GSOC Cases Press Council Ombud FRA Assessment ECRIAssessment Media Coverage Racial Profiling Ministerial Statements Parliamentary Questions NPAR 2005 2008 Messages to Staff 2013 ECRI EU Developments EU Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism EU Rome Declaration UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014

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  • Useful Information for Migrants
    Report a Racist Incident Report Crime to Gardaí Crime Victims Helpline Equality Tribunal Garda Ombudsman Broadcasting Complaint Complaint re Newspaper Internet Complaint Racist Graffiti Racist Incident Statistics Reported Racist Crime Equality Tribunal Cases GSOC Cases Press Council Ombud FRA Assessment ECRIAssessment Media Coverage Racial Profiling Ministerial Statements Parliamentary Questions NPAR 2005 2008 Messages to Staff 2013 ECRI EU Developments EU Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism EU Rome Declaration UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies HSE

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