The ICCL is active on behalf of civil society and human rights. It opposes racism, homophobia, discrimination against disabled people, sexism and other expressions of intolerance against any minority group. The ICCL campaigns in support of the rights of homosexual and transgendered people, women, immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. ICCL campaigns are an important voice in the discussion of divorce and abortion. The ICCL investigates compliance with human rights, and the results are taken into account in the drafting of future legislation.
The ICCL works with organizations such as Amnesty International, the Children’s Rights Alliance, the Immigrant Council of Ireland, the Irish Refugee Council, the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC), the Irish Penal Reform Trust, the Forum of People with Disabilities, and the Irish Traveller Movement.