# human-rights - Sunday 20 April, 2014
Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.
# human-rights - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.
# human-rights - Thursday 27 March, 2014
As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.
# human-rights - Friday 21 March, 2014
There have been countless examples of how little Commissioners care about ordinary people. Now they have snubbed a proposal which almost 1.9 million people have put their names to, writes Paul Murphy MEP.
# human-rights - Tuesday 18 March, 2014
Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.
# human-rights - Monday 17 March, 2014
The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.
# human-rights - Friday 14 March, 2014
# human-rights - Saturday 8 March, 2014
The protest took place outside the Central Bank this afternoon.
A protest and soapbox event is due to take place in Dublin today.
# human-rights - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
This is the largest European study on violence against women, including interviews with 42,000 women across Europe.
# human-rights - Friday 28 February, 2014
The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.
# human-rights - Sunday 23 February, 2014
They will decide whether to recommend if the rights to housing, social welfare and emergency health care should be in the Constitution.
# human-rights - Saturday 22 February, 2014
The convention is meeting for the last time in it’s 15-month process with economic, social and cultural rights the topics of the day.
# human-rights - Tuesday 18 February, 2014
Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.
The UN has released this infographic that outlines the scale of torture in North Korean camps.
# human-rights - Monday 17 February, 2014
The UN says North Korea should face the International Criminal Court over crimes against humanity.
The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says an inquiry is needed to “staunch the erosion of public trust”.
Seventy one percent of people questioned by Amnesty International believe we should be able to hold the Government to account for human rights failures, including taking it to court.
# human-rights - Thursday 13 February, 2014
The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.
# human-rights - Monday 10 February, 2014
It’s pretty straightforward.
# human-rights - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
In this age of digitalised 24-hour news, how can it be so difficult to find a space for stories of people with death-defying courage? Those who defend human rights deserve better, writes Mary Lawlor.
# human-rights - Wednesday 29 January, 2014
The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?
# human-rights - Tuesday 28 January, 2014
Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.
# human-rights - Wednesday 22 January, 2014
In January 2009, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the notorious detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. Five years on, detainees remain uncharged and subjected to waterboarding, prolonged isolation and force feeding.
# human-rights - Saturday 18 January, 2014
# human-rights - Friday 17 January, 2014
The Supreme Court in Norway had said there were no privacy violations because they had their ceremony in a public area.
# human-rights - Thursday 16 January, 2014
Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins raised the issue of human rights during an Oireachtas committee meeting this evening.
# human-rights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014
Four men claimed they had been tortured by Saudi Arabian officials, and said their right of access to court had been violated.
# human-rights - Sunday 12 January, 2014
Were they not correct to put the business interests of Ireland first? And what about those other human rights abusers Ireland conveniently chooses to ignore?
# human-rights - Saturday 11 January, 2014
Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe says that Iran should step in and help 20,000 Palestinian refugees.
# human-rights - Thursday 9 January, 2014
Micheál Martin has said “of course” the Taoiseach should have raised human rights issues with leaders in the Gulf this week.
Minister Richard Bruton has said the current trade mission to region is not an appropriate time to address the issue.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton have come in for criticism for not raising human rights issues during their visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar – but what exactly are the issues?
# human-rights - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
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Minister Richard Bruton said that concerns can be raised through other forums including the UN and European Union.
# human-rights - Tuesday 7 January, 2014
Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.
The former NBA player is in North Korea and had a go when asked about the country’s rights record.
# human-rights - Tuesday 31 December, 2013
The three men were sent to Slovakia as a ban remains in place on transferring any inmates to the US for any reason.
# human-rights - Monday 30 December, 2013
Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.
# human-rights - Sunday 29 December, 2013
The ECHR was introduced as a result of a pledge in the Good Friday Agreement to provide “at least an equivalent level of protection of human rights” in the Republic as in Northern Ireland. Ten years on, we have failed to live up to our promises, writes Michael Farrell.