research product . Other ORP type . 2020

Social Distancing and Direct Provision

Thornton, Liam; Ní Shé, Éidín; Michael, Lucy; O'Rourke, Maeve; Ryan, Fergus (Fergus W.); Shtorn, Evgeny;
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  • Published: 31 Mar 2020
  • Country: Ireland
An open letter signed by over 900 experts, to the Irish Government and officials responsible for Ireland's Covid-19 response requesting, in light of clear public health necessities, to provide own-door accommodation and individualised access to sanitation and eating facilities to every family unit and single person in the international protection system in the system of direct provision. The response of the then Minister for Justice to this letter is also included. The response of Michael Martin, then leader of the opposition, is also included.
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free text keywords: Direct provision, Assylum seekers, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Human rights
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