Know Your Right to Protest

‘If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.’

Albert Einstein

Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival

Know Your Right to Protest – Sold Out

Date and Time: Saturday 24 October 2020, Time 11am-3pm

Platform: Online event hosted by Irish Council for Civil Liberties

Category: Workshop

Tickets: Open to the public

Booking: Sold Out

Moderator: Doireann Ansbro, ICCL Senior Policy and Research Officer

Speakers: Brian Storan, BL; Damien Coffey, Senior Associate/Solicitor at Sheehan & Partners


The Irish Council For Civil Liberties, Ireland’s leading independent human rights NGO, is hosting an online training on the right to protest. Interested in how to plan or attend a protest? Wondering how COVID restrictions have affected your right to protest? Do the Black Lives Matter and Climate Strike movements have you wondering how you can get involved and raise your voice for a better future? Legal experts will answer these questions and more! 

This virtual workshop with be an interactive training on your rights and obligations with regards to protest at every stage of the process – planning, attending, and what to do if you are arrested at a protest.


Doireann Ansboro is Senior Research and Policy Officer for the ICCL. She is called to the Bar of England, Wales and Ireland. She has previously worked as associate legal adviser to the International Commission of Jurists, consultant to the UN Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence and human rights attache to the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN in Geneva. She holds an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham, an LLB (Graduate) from Nottingham Law School and a BA from Trinity College Dublin.

Brian Storan BL is a Barrister whose areas of practice are in Administrative Law, General Practice, Criminal, Judicial Review, and Tort & Personal Injury Law. 

Damien Coffey is a Senior Associate/Solicitor at Sheehan & Partners solicitors. He has worked as an advocate in the District Court section since qualification whilst also working on trials in the superior courts. Damien works with both the IPRT and the ICCL on projects ranging from Prisoners’ Rights to the Right to Protest. He is registered as a pro-bono legal advisor with PILA.