Annual Conference 2018

Join Amnesty International Ireland for Annual Conference 2018, 10 and 11 March at IBAT College in Dublin City Centre.

Join us at Annual Conference to discuss the human rights issues that unite us all. Our members and supporters will come together to inspire, educate and empower each other in our vital work, and to celebrate our successes. Our agenda is packed with keynote speakers and interactive workshops and promises to be educational, empowering and inspiring. View the full agenda here.

Former Prisoner of Conscience, Ibrahim Halawa will speak about his experience and the importance of speaking up for human rights. After four years unjustly imprisoned, he was finally acquitted of all charges last September. We declared him a Prisoner of Conscience and campaigned relentlessly for his release.

Please click here to view the Motions and Amendments submitted for Annual Conference 2018.

2017 was a momentous year for our ‘It’s Time. Repeal the 8th’ campaign.  Every day, women and girls in Ireland have their human rights violated by our restrictive abortion laws. Finally, people in Ireland will have a chance to have their say in a referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Join us at  annual conference to learn more about our plans for the coming year.

We’ll also give updates on our two global priority campaigns: I Welcome, our campaign to secure the human rights of refugees and Brave, our campaign to protect human rights defenders and civil society space.

We are promoting people-powered initiatives of individuals coming together to welcome refugees. Together, we can lead the way by doing something concrete right now – however small – to welcome refugees in our communities.  Last September, the Irish Government committed to the develop a community sponsorship programme to welcome refugees to Ireland. Join us at annual conference to learn more about our work on the I Welcome campaign, in particular on community sponsorship.

We are also welcoming women human rights defenders from Sudan and Ireland to share their stories and talk about their work campaigning for  human rights around the world.

It promises to be an inspiring weekend. We hope to see you there.

Registration is now closed.