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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable. Children

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead Abortion

Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead

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

From TheJournal.ie UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish bishops want “urgent action” on Direct Provision Asylum Seeking

Irish bishops want “urgent action” on Direct Provision

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea ‘experiments on disabled people before leaving them to die’ Disappeared

North Korea ‘experiments on disabled people before leaving them to die’

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

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority Discrimination

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

# human-rights - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’ Torture

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year One Hundred And Eleven Welcomes

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year

But rejected the applications of 197.

# human-rights - Friday 28 November, 2014

From Business ETC Most people around the world think the internet is a human right Human Rights

Most people around the world think the internet is a human right

This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

# human-rights - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests Ferguson

# human-rights - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court Human Rights

Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words Redress

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK Torture Files

Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK

Amnesty International say the deadline for a case to be taken is approaching.

# human-rights - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From Business ETC This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you 007

This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you

Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.

# human-rights - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity The Hague

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.

# human-rights - Friday 14 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights Ruling

High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights

The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.

# human-rights - Friday 7 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Paedophile told by court that castration was not a punishment Czech Republic

Paedophile told by court that castration was not a punishment

European Court of Human Rights says it was part of the protective measures ordered by a Czech court.

# human-rights - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country Prisoners

Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country

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

From TheJournal.ie Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence Human Rights

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

From Business ETC Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse Human Rights

Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse

It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.

From TheJournal.ie This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue Turkey

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue

Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail? Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

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

From TheJournal.ie Mary Raftery’s articles are set to be re-published online Investigative Journalism

Mary Raftery’s articles are set to be re-published online

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process Budget 2015

Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process

If human rights matter to our government, they must play a significant role in shaping budgetary decisions.

# human-rights - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Timeline to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons needs to be set Human Rights

Timeline to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons needs to be set

The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.

From TheJournal.ie Is water a human right? Water Water Everywhere

Is water a human right?

Here’s what the UN says.

# human-rights - Friday 26 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end Employment Equality

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# human-rights - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland needs to send a new judge to the European Court of Human Rights Strasbourg

Ireland needs to send a new judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Our current judge, Ann Power-Forde SC, will have to step down from the role in 2017.

# human-rights - Sunday 14 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Protecting human rights in Colombia is a dangerous business’ Prison

Column: ‘Protecting human rights in Colombia is a dangerous business’

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

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin councillor has travelled to the West Bank to work as a human rights observer Conflict

A Dublin councillor has travelled to the West Bank to work as a human rights observer

Patrick Costello is keeping an ongoing blog of his experiences called, ‘Canal Bank To West Bank’.

# human-rights - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘These human rights abuses have a very real and clear link to Ireland’ Oppression

Opinion: ‘These human rights abuses have a very real and clear link to Ireland’

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation Abortion

Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation

The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators Abortion

Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators

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

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty accuses Israeli army of “deliberate attacks” on Gaza health workers Allegations

Amnesty accuses Israeli army of “deliberate attacks” on Gaza health workers

The organisation says that it has received “harrowing descriptions” of the “utterly impossible situation”.

# human-rights - Monday 4 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven’t achieved! Asylum

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven’t achieved!

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: In South Africa, it’s often said that being gay is a ‘western’ thing African Pride

Opinion: In South Africa, it’s often said that being gay is a ‘western’ thing

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.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Not sitting on the fence’: How the government wants backbenchers to explain Ireland’s UN abstention Gaza

‘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

From TheJournal.ie Obama: US “tortured some folks” after 9/11, but critics should not be “too sanctimonious” Torture

Obama: US “tortured some folks” after 9/11, but critics should not be “too sanctimonious”

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians Peace Building

Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians

Israeli peace activist Nurit Peled-Elhanan calls on the international community to help end settlement expansion and bring peace to the region.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Proposed transgender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples Gender Recognition

Opinion: Proposed transgender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples

Ireland proposes making trans people in existing marriages divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their new gender.

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