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# Human Rights

Last year
Opinion: The journey to full LGBTQI+ equality is far from over
FLAC’s Eilis Barry says LGBTQI+ rights have come a long way, but much still needs to be done.
'We've all made mistakes,' says Greg Norman about murder of Saudi journalist
The Australian former world number one is heading the new LIV Golf Invitational Series which is heavily backed by Saudi financing.
Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds
The findings come as the Government reviews Ireland’s equality laws.
Norwegian football president makes powerful speech criticising Qatar World Cup
Speaking at the Fifa Congress in Doha, Lise Klaveness said the 2022 finals were awarded ‘in unacceptable ways, with unacceptable consequences’.
Hamilton uncomfortable with 'mind-blowing' human rights issues ahead of Saudi Arabia GP
On Friday, human rights’ group, Reprieve, said a further 16 people have been killed in the country since the mass execution of 81 men on 12 March.
UN human rights chief condemns Saudi 'mass execution'
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had executed a record 81 people in one day for terrorism-related offences.
'I owe it to my homeland': Ukrainians at the Polish border explain why they're going back home
Thousands of Ukrainians displaced by Russian attacks have been arriving in Lviv and waiting days to board trains and buses travelling to Przemyśl.
Mike Murphy: Why I’m supporting a call on the EU to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements
The broadcaster lends his support to a group of NGOs seeking an end to EU trade with Israeli settlements in occupied territories.
EU court approves linking of funds to member states’ respect for rule of law
The governments of Hungary and Poland had argued that such action lacked a proper legal basis.
People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system
Human Rights Commission says current law disproportionately impacts minority groups.
Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece
The woman says she suffered abuse and witnessed the beating of children and a pregnant woman.
UN report claims Taliban killed 100 ex-Afghan government officials
The UN report said that, in addition to the political killings, women’s freedoms and the right to protest had also been curbed.
All time
'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia
Russian authorities have in recent months mounted pressure on rights groups, media outlets and journalists, naming dozens as foreign agents.
Russian Supreme Court orders closure of prominent human rights group Memorial
The group has spent years cataloguing atrocities committed in the Soviet Union.
Opinion: Christmas looks a little different in Somalia where tens of thousands search for food
Trócaire’s Paul Healy tells of a different Christmas in Somalia this year, among those struggling to stay alive.
UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'
The report detailed allegations of torture, rape and inhumane treatment.
Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.
Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.
UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.
Army shelling in Myanmar blamed for destruction of 160 buildings in town
The army seized power in February from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, but has failed to quell the widespread resistance.
Amnesty urges Newcastle to study Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record
The world’s leading human rights organisation wants the club to look into the issue following the club’s controversial acquisition.
Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'
As China jails Canadian Michael Spavor, human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao catalogues China’s brazen stance on the international stage.
Opinion: As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship
Many Palestinian children will face violence at the hands of Israeli soldiers and settlers as they return to school.
Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan
The MEP says the EU must reach an agreement on a solidarity mechanism to help Afghan refugees.
Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.
Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?
Hungary has passed a bill that bans sharing content that “promotes” being gay to children and teenagers.
Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country
Only citizens with papers granting them a “permanent stay in a foreign state” are allowed to leave Belarus.
Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights
The extent to which we protect and defend human rights tells us who we are as a society, writes Anthony Moore SC.
Ireland's rapporteur says trafficking for sexual exploitation was 'resilient' to the pandemic
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will report to the EU today.
Germany star Toni Kroos takes aim at Qatar amid World Cup protests
Qatar has faced criticism for its treatment of migrant workers, many of whom are involved in World Cup preparations.
Norway players wear t-shirts in protest of Qatar World Cup as Odegaard forced off with injury
The t-shirts read ‘Human rights, on and off the pitch’ in support of migrant workers and were donned prior to their win over Gibraltar.
Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.
Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.
Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.
Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.
Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.
Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.
ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.