# human-rights - Today’s News
How much do you know about one of nature’s most terrifying phenomenons?
# 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.
Wondering if your points were enough? We’ve got you covered.
# 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.
There’s something for everyone out West this summer.
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.
# 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.