# human-rights - Today’s News
Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.
# human-rights - Friday 18 July, 2014
A child has a right to the identity of both parents, and radical new legislation seeks to underline this.
# human-rights - Thursday 17 July, 2014
The UN criticised Ireland’s abortion laws and lambasted the State for failing “to assign any accountability” to issues like Magdalene Laundries, mother-and-baby homes, child abuse and symphysiotomy.
Emily Logan will step down from her post as the Ombudsman for Children to take up role on Ireland’s new rights and equality body.
# human-rights - Wednesday 16 July, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights said her human rights had not been violated.
Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.
# human-rights - Monday 14 July, 2014
The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.
While progress has been made in some areas, long-standing human rights issues persist in Ireland including gender-based violence and a systemic delay in processing asylum applications.
# human-rights - Friday 11 July, 2014
It’s not all new ministers today, an ex-minister refuses to be forgotten.
# human-rights - Thursday 10 July, 2014
An amendment to the Employment Equality Act will prevent religious-run hospitals and schools from dismissing employees for being a lone parent, a divorcee, or LGBT – but not for being an atheist.
# human-rights - Thursday 3 July, 2014
The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?
# human-rights - Tuesday 1 July, 2014
Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to – Human rights group
The IHREC wants strong powers for the commission of investigation.
# human-rights - Sunday 29 June, 2014
He said he does not know what will come of it, but he has to try.
# human-rights - Friday 27 June, 2014
Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.
# human-rights - Thursday 26 June, 2014
The real competition in Brazil is for ownership of the land and control of natural resources.
# human-rights - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
Saudi Arabia interrupted the speaker on three occasions.
# human-rights - Sunday 22 June, 2014
A new report has found that 83 children were put into adult psychiatric units last year, despite guidelines forbidding this practice.
# human-rights - Monday 16 June, 2014
And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.
# human-rights - Thursday 5 June, 2014
It follows the broadcast last night of a Prime Time documentary showing how torture methods used during internment in 1971 were sanctioned by the British State.
# human-rights - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.
# human-rights - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
It’s important to understand the experience of the people affected by our six-year recession and impacted by harsh austerity measures.
# human-rights - Wednesday 14 May, 2014
The Oireachtas Justice Committee is holding a meeting on the issue today and had invited a number of groups to speak.
# human-rights - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
The Sultan of Brunei introduced sharia laws that mean stoning for people found guilty of adultery and homosexuality.
# human-rights - Friday 2 May, 2014
Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.
# human-rights - Monday 28 April, 2014
# 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.