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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Today’s News

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.

# human-rights - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived Older People

Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived

Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.

# human-rights - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact… we are second class citizens’ Human Rights

Opinion: ‘At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact… we are second class citizens’

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

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.

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