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Human Rights

# human-rights - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen Drone Strikes

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen

Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.

# human-rights - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland’s school patronage system is unworkable Column

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland’s school patronage system is unworkable

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’ Nuclear Weapons

Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The European Commission is not recognising the human right to water Right To Water

Column: The European Commission is not recognising the human right to water

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

From TheJournal.ie White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart Gay Rights

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

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

From TheJournal.ie UN declares North Korea’s crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge North Korea

UN declares North Korea’s crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: There’s a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights Silencing Dissent

Column: There’s a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# human-rights - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie International Women’s Day protest takes place in Dublin Girl Power This post contains images

International Women’s Day protest takes place in Dublin

The protest took place outside the Central Bank this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Make a day of International Women’s Day Girl Power

Make a day of International Women’s Day

A protest and soapbox event is due to take place in Dublin today.

# human-rights - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15 Domestic Violence

One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15

This is the largest European study on violence against women, including interviews with 42,000 women across Europe.

# human-rights - Friday 28 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin Front Line Defenders

Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin

The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.

# human-rights - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the ballot paper the Constitutional Convention will vote on today Ccven

Here’s the ballot paper the Constitutional Convention will vote on today

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

From TheJournal.ie Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention Human Rights

Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention

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

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will “affect our valued relationship” with Uganda Human Rights

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will “affect our valued relationship” with Uganda

Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.

From TheJournal.ie Here are just some of North Korea’s human rights abuses Cult Of Personality

Here are just some of North Korea’s human rights abuses

The UN has released this infographic that outlines the scale of torture in North Korean camps.

# human-rights - Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Starvation, enslaving and exterminating: that’s what the UN found in North Korea Human Rights Violation

Starvation, enslaving and exterminating: that’s what the UN found in North Korea

The UN says North Korea should face the International Criminal Court over crimes against humanity.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights watchdog believes Shatter has been ‘editorial with the truth’ Spy Games

Human rights watchdog believes Shatter has been ‘editorial with the truth’

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says an inquiry is needed to “staunch the erosion of public trust”.

From TheJournal.ie People want Constitution to protect additional human rights Standard Of Living

People want Constitution to protect additional human rights

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics Human Dignity

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

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

From The Daily Edge Here’s Debbie Harry’s reason for not performing at the Winter Olympics Atomic

# human-rights - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: These are the incredible people we ignore… until it’s too late. Listen Up

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore… until it’s too late.

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

From TheJournal.ie Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O’Neill Panti Bliss

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O’Neill

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law Civil Disobedience

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore Opinion

Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# human-rights - Friday 17 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Norwegian celebrities lose battle for wedding privacy in European court No Violation

Norwegian celebrities lose battle for wedding privacy in European court

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘You must be joking’: Higgins criticises Taoiseach over Gulf visit Human Rights

‘You must be joking’: Higgins criticises Taoiseach over Gulf visit

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins raised the issue of human rights during an Oireachtas committee meeting this evening.

# human-rights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie British men cannot sue Saudi Arabia over torture claims Human Rights

British men cannot sue Saudi Arabia over torture claims

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

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: So what if Kenny and Bruton didn’t lecture Middle East on human rights? Opinion

Damien Kiberd: So what if Kenny and Bruton didn’t lecture Middle East on human rights?

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

From TheJournal.ie TD raises plight of Palestinian refugees with Iranian government Palestine

TD raises plight of Palestinian refugees with Iranian government

Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe says that Iran should step in and help 20,000 Palestinian refugees.

# human-rights - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore insists: ‘Ireland always raises human rights issues’ Gulf Trip

Gilmore insists: ‘Ireland always raises human rights issues’

Micheál Martin has said “of course” the Taoiseach should have raised human rights issues with leaders in the Gulf this week.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Taoiseach bring up human rights abuses during Gulf visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Taoiseach bring up human rights abuses during Gulf visit?

Minister Richard Bruton has said the current trade mission to region is not an appropriate time to address the issue.

From TheJournal.ie The human rights issues which aren’t being discussed on Taoiseach’s Gulf visit Saudi Arabia

The human rights issues which aren’t being discussed on Taoiseach’s Gulf visit

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Gulf states trade trip ‘not time or place’ to bring up human rights concerns Business

Gulf states trade trip ‘not time or place’ to bring up human rights concerns

Minister Richard Bruton said that concerns can be raised through other forums including the UN and European Union.

# human-rights - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states Trade Mission

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

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.

VIDEO: Dennis Rodman completely loses it with CNN reporter

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

From TheJournal.ie US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay Guantánamo Bay

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay

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

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar’s president pardons political offenders Pardon

Myanmar’s president pardons political offenders

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: 10 years on, Ireland’s human rights act has failed to deliver Opinion

Column: 10 years on, Ireland’s human rights act has failed to deliver

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.

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