# human-rights - Thursday 20 November, 2014
Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.
# human-rights - Wednesday 19 November, 2014
The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.
# human-rights - Friday 14 November, 2014
The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.
# human-rights - Friday 7 November, 2014
European Court of Human Rights says it was part of the protective measures ordered by a Czech court.
# human-rights - Sunday 2 November, 2014
Torture, as well as being abhorrent, doesn’t actually work: it yields unreliable results and can damage subsequent intelligence gathering.
# human-rights - Friday 31 October, 2014
Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence
President Michael D Higgins will appoint Emily Logan as chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today.
# human-rights - Tuesday 21 October, 2014
It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.
Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.
# human-rights - Wednesday 15 October, 2014
The journalist’s documentaries ‘States of Fear’ and ‘Cardinal Sins’ highlighted child abuse in schools and the Catholic Church.
# human-rights - Monday 13 October, 2014
If human rights matter to our government, they must play a significant role in shaping budgetary decisions.
# human-rights - Saturday 11 October, 2014
The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.
# human-rights - Friday 26 September, 2014
The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.
# human-rights - Thursday 18 September, 2014
Our current judge, Ann Power-Forde SC, will have to step down from the role in 2017.
# human-rights - Sunday 14 September, 2014
A Christian Aid Ireland delegation visited David Rabelo, a human rights defender in Bogota prison, where he is serving 18 years.
# human-rights - Monday 8 September, 2014
Patrick Costello is keeping an ongoing blog of his experiences called, ‘Canal Bank To West Bank’.
# human-rights - Tuesday 2 September, 2014
Ireland has the potential to make a difference in two situations that have been raising concerns for human rights groups.
# human-rights - Monday 18 August, 2014
The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.
This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.
# human-rights - Thursday 7 August, 2014
The organisation says that it has received “harrowing descriptions” of the “utterly impossible situation”.
# human-rights - Monday 4 August, 2014
Those of us who work with asylum seekers can speak to the dehumanising and demoralising effect that life in the direct provision system has on its inhabitants.
# human-rights - Saturday 2 August, 2014
Irish journalist and director Laura Fletcher’ travelled to South Africa to research the treatment of local LGBT people; her award-winning film will be featured at this weekend’s GAZE Film Festival.
‘Not sitting on the fence’: How the government wants backbenchers to explain Ireland’s UN abstention
Charlie Flanagan issued advice to government TDs and Senators to deal with queries over Ireland’s controversial decision to abstain from a UN vote on Gaza.
# human-rights - Friday 1 August, 2014
President Obama said “a lot of those folks were working hard and under enormous pressure, and are real patriots”.
# human-rights - Thursday 31 July, 2014
Israeli peace activist Nurit Peled-Elhanan calls on the international community to help end settlement expansion and bring peace to the region.
Ireland proposes making trans people in existing marriages divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their new gender.
# human-rights - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.
# human-rights - Tuesday 29 July, 2014
The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.
Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.
# human-rights - Sunday 27 July, 2014
The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.
# human-rights - Friday 25 July, 2014
The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.
# human-rights - Thursday 24 July, 2014
The Minister for Justice said that the Government would continue to help and support victims of symphysiotomy.
The UN Human Rights Committee is urging the Government to revise its “highly restrictive” abortion laws.
The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.
The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.
The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.
It wasn’t the only country….
# human-rights - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.