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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'
# Opinion
# Opinion

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'

May 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 26,828 Views 120 Comments

If the State is to have a obligation to step in to protect a one-month-old baby, it also has an obligation, four months earlier, to protect its right to be born, writes John Bruton.

# human-rights - Sunday 13 May, 2018

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker

May 13th 2018, 3:30 PM 9,547 Views 1 Comment

Chris Kelly’s documentary A Cambodian Spring looks at the conflict between residents and government over land in the south-east Asian country.

# human-rights - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State'

May 6th 2018, 7:30 AM 42,205 Views 26 Comments

‘Instead of standing right beside me, the State has stood right in front of me and blocked me every way and it’s going to fight me all the way to Europe.’

# human-rights - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Apr 25th 2018, 9:17 AM 14,041 Views 24 Comments

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'
# The Hooded Men
# The Hooded Men

'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'

Apr 25th 2018, 6:10 AM 28,261 Views 9 Comments

The 14 Hooded Men who were interned in the North in 1971 met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday.

# human-rights - Monday 16 April, 2018

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment
# Liverpool
# Liverpool

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment

Apr 16th 2018, 6:02 PM 21,284 Views 39 Comments

Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.

# human-rights - Friday 13 April, 2018

Hundreds protest outside UK hospital where terminally ill boy's life support to be turned off
# Alfie Evans
# Alfie Evans

Hundreds protest outside UK hospital where terminally ill boy's life support to be turned off

Apr 13th 2018, 8:48 AM 20,808 Views 50 Comments

A date to switch off the life support for Alfie Evans has been set following a legal battle.

# human-rights - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Linda Brown, who helped end US school segregation, dies aged 76
# Activist
# Activist

Linda Brown, who helped end US school segregation, dies aged 76

Mar 27th 2018, 8:35 AM 10,098 Views 8 Comments

Brown was at the centre of a major court battle that helped end widespread racial segregation in the US.

# human-rights - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it'
# Francie Mcguigan
# Francie Mcguigan

Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it'

Mar 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 33,907 Views 69 Comments

A European court ruled that the 14 men “did not occasion suffering of the particular intensity and cruelty implied by the word torture”.

# human-rights - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

'Hooded men' to ask Irish government to appeal European 'torture' ruling
# European High Court
# European High Court

'Hooded men' to ask Irish government to appeal European 'torture' ruling

Mar 20th 2018, 7:39 PM 10,541 Views 21 Comments

“I’ve never spoke to the European court about how we feel 45 years later,” one of the ‘hooded men’ Francie McGuigan said.

# human-rights - Monday 19 March, 2018

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'
# Asylum Seeker
# Asylum Seeker

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

Mar 19th 2018, 10:00 PM 92,430 Views 103 Comments

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

# human-rights - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'
# Threats And Intimidation
# Threats And Intimidation

'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'

Feb 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 18,671 Views 70 Comments

About 2,700 girls living in Ireland may be at risk of undergoing the practice.

# human-rights - Monday 18 December, 2017

Four Traveller men compensated €6,000 each after being refused service in bar
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

Four Traveller men compensated €6,000 each after being refused service in bar

Dec 18th 2017, 10:42 AM 103,453 Views 138 Comments

A further condition of the settlement was that the staff involved attend a course of equality training.

# human-rights - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people
# Equality
# Equality

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people

Nov 9th 2017, 3:27 PM 26,032 Views 115 Comments

The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.

# human-rights - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

Oct 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 12,442 Views 47 Comments

Her research led to the discovery of human remains at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam.

# human-rights - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families
# Visitation
# Visitation

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families

Oct 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,907 Views 47 Comments

Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.

# human-rights - Monday 23 October, 2017

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

Oct 23rd 2017, 9:15 AM 16,364 Views 46 Comments

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

# human-rights - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

Sep 13th 2017, 1:13 PM 14,602 Views 83 Comments

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

# human-rights - Monday 11 September, 2017

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

Sep 11th 2017, 11:33 AM 9,044 Views 70 Comments

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

# human-rights - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls
# Gender Roles
# Gender Roles

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Sep 9th 2017, 11:45 AM 8,973 Views 72 Comments

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

# human-rights - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

UN human rights chief says Trump may be inciting 'violence' against media
# Poisonous Demonisation
# Poisonous Demonisation

UN human rights chief says Trump may be inciting 'violence' against media

Aug 30th 2017, 3:20 PM 10,819 Views 68 Comments

The High Commissioner for Human Rights said Trump’s rhetoric has emboldened other countries to crack down on press freedoms.

# human-rights - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison

Aug 17th 2017, 8:17 PM 42,215 Views 135 Comments

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights

Aug 17th 2017, 4:42 PM 17,816 Views 56 Comments

A Belfast court made the ruling this afternoon.

# human-rights - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Opinion: 'Sorry, UN. Ireland's abortion laws are progressive, modern and compassionate'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Opinion: 'Sorry, UN. Ireland's abortion laws are progressive, modern and compassionate'

Aug 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,997 Views 264 Comments

In pushing for abortion the UN is seriously undermining its human rights mission, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain.

# human-rights - Friday 11 August, 2017

UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries

Aug 11th 2017, 3:31 PM 11,192 Views 40 Comments

The UN Committee Against Torture is critical of the government’s record in a number of areas.

# human-rights - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells

Jul 27th 2017, 3:11 PM 8,928 Views 46 Comments

Minister for State David Stanton was addressing the UN Convention Against Torture.

# human-rights - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness

Jul 12th 2017, 9:26 AM 9,269 Views 41 Comments

IHREC released a detailed report outlining its concerns about the new family hub model of homeless accommodation.

# human-rights - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,413 Views 59 Comments

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# human-rights - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'
# FGM
# FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,928 Views 57 Comments

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# human-rights - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

Jun 16th 2017, 9:22 AM 14,800 Views 160 Comments

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# human-rights - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'

Jun 13th 2017, 12:04 PM 15,468 Views 135 Comments

The UN Human Rights Committee has again called on Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws.

# human-rights - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?

Jun 8th 2017, 6:46 AM 9,794 Views 43 Comments

Theresa May is talking about ‘ripping up’ human rights laws – so how important is it that she doesn’t?

# human-rights - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

May says she will change human rights laws to fight terrorism
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

May says she will change human rights laws to fight terrorism

Jun 7th 2017, 7:04 AM 10,408 Views 58 Comments

Speaking last night ahead of tomorrow’s general election, May framed the vote as a vote for the security of the country.

# human-rights - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

May 26th 2017, 8:43 AM 13,386 Views 79 Comments

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

# human-rights - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
# Love Is Love
# Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

May 24th 2017, 8:47 PM 7,421 Views 21 Comments

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# human-rights - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'
# Xie Yang
# Xie Yang

China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'

May 10th 2017, 4:47 PM 5,911 Views 9 Comments

Xie Yang, who was arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty to charges of “inciting subversion of state power”.

# human-rights - Friday 5 May, 2017

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'
# That's The Enda It
# That's The Enda It

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'

May 5th 2017, 6:29 PM 8,373 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach has sought to clarify that Ireland had conveyed its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

# human-rights - Friday 21 April, 2017

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video

Apr 21st 2017, 2:26 PM 14,280 Views 26 Comments

“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.

# human-rights - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed
# Homophobia
# Homophobia

Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed

Apr 11th 2017, 2:08 PM 27,831 Views 97 Comments

Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.

# human-rights - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Column: '"A Right To A Home" should be put to referendum'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Column: '"A Right To A Home" should be put to referendum'

Mar 29th 2017, 6:30 AM 622 Views 63 Comments

Constitutional change is required to underpin key economic and social rights if Ireland is to get to grips with the significant crisis, writes Mary Murphy.