# human-rights - Yesterday’s News
Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.
# human-rights - Thursday 18 December, 2014
Pregnancy isn’t as black and white as we would like. There are fatal foetal abnormalities, health risks, complications, and pregnancy from rape and incest. In each instance our laws allow one outcome: have the child.
# human-rights - Friday 12 December, 2014
“It is now time to take action.”
They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.
A rare insight into lives of deprivation, hunger and abuse in North Korea was heard at an event to mark Human Rights Day.
# human-rights - Thursday 11 December, 2014
Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.
# human-rights - Wednesday 10 December, 2014
Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.
# human-rights - Tuesday 9 December, 2014
But rejected the applications of 197.
# human-rights - Friday 28 November, 2014
This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
# human-rights - Wednesday 26 November, 2014
“The world is watching America”
# human-rights - Tuesday 25 November, 2014
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted permission to appear as a friend to the court in the extradition proceedings.
# human-rights - Monday 24 November, 2014
Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.
Amnesty International say the deadline for a case to be taken is approaching.
# 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.