Know Your Rights Guide for International Protection Applicants in Ireland

Know Your Rights: The Rights of Children and Young People - Irish Council  for Civil Liberties

We are compiling a Know Your Rights guide for international protection applicants to be published by ICCL and the Irish Refugee Council.

The Guide explains rights within the protection process, under the EU Reception Directive, and a range of broader rights that apply to everyone in Ireland, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights such as the right to protest, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right not to be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment, the right to education and the right to earn a livelihood.

We would like to hear from asylum seekers, refugees or anyone working with international protection applicants on the contents of the Guide. You can get in touch with us at

Join a focus group – we are running a series of focus group discussions with international protection applicants in May. Join a discussion by emailing

Download information about the Guide and our focus groups here