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Human Rights

# human-rights - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure Human Rights

Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.

# human-rights - Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’ Human Rights

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines Human Rights

Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines

The UN also expressed concern over the continued practice of slopping out.

# human-rights - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fitzgerald says UN report will be examined but Ireland has its own constitutional position Human Rights

Fitzgerald says UN report will be examined but Ireland has its own constitutional position

The Minister for Justice said that the Government would continue to help and support victims of symphysiotomy.

From TheJournal.ie No plans to revisit abortion laws, in spite of severe criticism from UN No Referendum

No plans to revisit abortion laws, in spite of severe criticism from UN

The UN Human Rights Committee is urging the Government to revise its “highly restrictive” abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme Human Rights

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.

From TheJournal.ie UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy Human Rights

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

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From TheJournal.ie UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion Human Rights

UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza? Explainer

# human-rights - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive Human Rights

UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive

Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.

# human-rights - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What will compulsory birth registration of unmarried fathers’ names mean for children? Families

Opinion: What will compulsory birth registration of unmarried fathers’ names mean for children?

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A woman pregnant by rape is treated as ‘a vessel and nothing more’ by Irish law Human Rights

Opinion: A woman pregnant by rape is treated as ‘a vessel and nothing more’ by Irish law

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.

From TheJournal.ie Look who’s been nominated Ireland’s new human rights commissioner… Human Rights

Look who’s been nominated Ireland’s new human rights commissioner…

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘I will stay married’: Transsexual woman defiant after court ruling Finland

‘I will stay married’: Transsexual woman defiant after court ruling

The European Court of Human Rights said her human rights had not been violated.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Once again, we’ve heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights Not Good Enough

Opinion: Once again, we’ve heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

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

From TheJournal.ie UN told symphysiotomy patients were ‘operated upon wide awake and often screaming’ Human Rights

UN told symphysiotomy patients were ‘operated upon wide awake and often screaming’

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight Your Rights

Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight

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

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter wants a human rights commission to examine how the Guerin Report was put together Still Angry

Alan Shatter wants a human rights commission to examine how the Guerin Report was put together

It’s not all new ministers today, an ex-minister refuses to be forgotten.

# human-rights - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Discrimination against the non-religious is being allowed to continue Atheists

Opinion: Discrimination against the non-religious is being allowed to continue

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

From TheJournal.ie What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland? Oireachtas Agenda

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?

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

From TheJournal.ie Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to – Human rights group State Obligation

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

From TheJournal.ie Elton John wants to visit with Putin to talk about gay rights Let's Talk

Elton John wants to visit with Putin to talk about gay rights

He said he does not know what will come of it, but he has to try.

# human-rights - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016 United Nations

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016

Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.

# human-rights - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The ugly cost of the beautiful game in Brazil World Cup

Opinion: The ugly cost of the beautiful game in Brazil

The real competition in Brazil is for ownership of the land and control of natural resources.

# human-rights - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland steps in to help speaker interrupted by Saudi Arabia at the UN Human Rights

Ireland steps in to help speaker interrupted by Saudi Arabia at the UN

Saudi Arabia interrupted the speaker on three occasions.

# human-rights - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is ‘inhumane’ Mental Health

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is ‘inhumane’

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

From TheJournal.ie From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland’s human rights failings? There Are Loads

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland’s human rights failings?

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

# human-rights - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Adams: ‘Hooded Men’ torture case needs to be re-opened Interrogation Methods

Adams: ‘Hooded Men’ torture case needs to be re-opened

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.

# human-rights - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup Exploitation

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# human-rights - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What has the State done to protect citizens’ human rights? Opinion

Opinion: What has the State done to protect citizens’ human rights?

It’s important to understand the experience of the people affected by our six-year recession and impacted by harsh austerity measures.

# human-rights - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight Transparency

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight

The Oireachtas Justice Committee is holding a meeting on the issue today and had invited a number of groups to speak.

# human-rights - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership Protest

Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership

The Sultan of Brunei introduced sharia laws that mean stoning for people found guilty of adultery and homosexuality.

# human-rights - Friday 2 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled ‘foreign agents’ in our own country ADC Memorial

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled ‘foreign agents’ in our own country

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

# human-rights - Monday 28 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity Inequality

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?

# 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.

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