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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Chinese 'comfort women' are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered
# World War II
# World War II

Chinese 'comfort women' are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered

Mar 12th 2017, 11:30 AM 17,449 Views 16 Comments

Around 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII.

# human-rights - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'Hate and fear' by Trump, Duterte and others is bringing the world back to the 1930s, says Amnesty
# New World Order
# New World Order

'Hate and fear' by Trump, Duterte and others is bringing the world back to the 1930s, says Amnesty

Feb 22nd 2017, 7:14 AM 16,345 Views 75 Comments

Amnesty has attacked “the cynical use of ‘us vs. them’ narrative”.

# human-rights - Friday 20 January, 2017

Colm O'Gorman: 'I have resolved to work every day to prove that love can trump hate'
# Column
# Column

Colm O'Gorman: 'I have resolved to work every day to prove that love can trump hate'

Jan 20th 2017, 7:15 AM 490 Views 102 Comments

For those of us who care deeply about freedom and human rights, there has never been a more vital moment for activism, writes Colm O’Gorman.

# human-rights - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

British triple killer and rapist jailed for whole-life term loses appeal against 'inhuman' sentence
# Life Means Life
# Life Means Life

British triple killer and rapist jailed for whole-life term loses appeal against 'inhuman' sentence

Jan 17th 2017, 7:20 PM 19,004 Views 25 Comments

Arthur Hutchinson killed three people and repeatedly raped a woman.

# human-rights - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime
# Anders Behring Breivik
# Anders Behring Breivik

Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime

Jan 10th 2017, 6:12 PM 22,580 Views 66 Comments

Breivik has a three-cell complex where he can play video games and watch television on two sets.

# human-rights - Saturday 31 December, 2016

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks
# Peace
# Peace

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks

Dec 31st 2016, 6:22 PM 4,690 Views 27 Comments

The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.

# human-rights - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays
# Child Workers
# Child Workers

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays

Dec 27th 2016, 7:15 AM 13,758 Views 16 Comments

Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.

# human-rights - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'
# Leon Wright
# Leon Wright

'If you are in favour of human rights, you must want them for everyone - including prisoners'

Dec 14th 2016, 6:00 PM 1,477 Views 106 Comments

‘It is a mark of true sincerity, therefore, for politicians to take up unpopular causes like that of Leon Wright,’ writes author Frankie Gaffney.

World chess champ and Kremlin foe wins European court case against Russia
# Garry Kasparov
# Garry Kasparov

World chess champ and Kremlin foe wins European court case against Russia

Dec 14th 2016, 8:04 AM 7,582 Views 27 Comments

Garry Kasparov was arrested for peaceful protests on several occasions, the court found.

# human-rights - Friday 9 December, 2016

'Those with a disability have the right to choose where to live, to an education and to a sexual relationship'
# UN Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities
# UN Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

'Those with a disability have the right to choose where to live, to an education and to a sexual relationship'

Dec 9th 2016, 6:30 AM 1,803 Views 30 Comments

Ireland has signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities but we are the only EU state that hasn’t ratified it, writes Kathleen O’Meara.

# human-rights - Friday 25 November, 2016

Move to recognise Traveller ethnicity after long campaign shows 'Ireland's commitment to human rights'
# Equality
# Equality

Move to recognise Traveller ethnicity after long campaign shows 'Ireland's commitment to human rights'

Nov 25th 2016, 8:45 AM 14,273 Views 77 Comments

After a long-fought campaign, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he supported the recognition of Traveller ethnicity this week.

# human-rights - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

Nov 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 10,363 Views 16 Comments

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# human-rights - Friday 14 October, 2016

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner
# Martin Naughton
# Martin Naughton

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner

Oct 14th 2016, 9:55 AM 10,443 Views 8 Comments

Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62.

# human-rights - Monday 22 August, 2016

Finglas wants to build ties with North Korea
# Twin Cities
# Twin Cities

Finglas wants to build ties with North Korea

Aug 22nd 2016, 4:58 PM 37,058 Views 93 Comments

Officials in the country have yet to reply to an offer from the Finglas Village Renewal Partnership.

# human-rights - Friday 19 August, 2016

Mexican police 'gunned down 22 civilians during drug raid'
# Planted Weapons
# Planted Weapons

Mexican police 'gunned down 22 civilians during drug raid'

Aug 19th 2016, 11:22 AM 13,548 Views 29 Comments

It has been called one of the bloodiest battles in Mexico’s decade-long campaign against drug gangs.

# human-rights - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Aug 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 18,477 Views 100 Comments

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

# human-rights - Monday 1 August, 2016

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court

Aug 1st 2016, 7:15 AM 10,633 Views 9 Comments

The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.

# human-rights - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'

Jul 13th 2016, 6:15 AM 9,870 Views 22 Comments

A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.

# human-rights - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

'Ibrahim is a young, funny Dublin man but begrudgers believe being Irish is qualified by skin colour, name and religion'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ibrahim is a young, funny Dublin man but begrudgers believe being Irish is qualified by skin colour, name and religion'

Jul 6th 2016, 7:00 AM 546 Views 249 Comments

After three years and 14 trial delays, it’s time for the government to intervene fully, writes MEP Lynn Boylan.

# human-rights - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Simon Harris has apologised to Amanda Mellet in the Dáil
# UN Abortion Case
# UN Abortion Case

Simon Harris has apologised to Amanda Mellet in the Dáil

Jun 30th 2016, 7:00 PM 29,439 Views 151 Comments

The Health Minister also revealed that he wishes Ireland would allow for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities.

# human-rights - Friday 17 June, 2016

Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision
# Progress Report
# Progress Report

Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision

Jun 17th 2016, 11:43 AM 7,987 Views 50 Comments

173 recommendations for improving the Direct Provision system were put forward last year.

# human-rights - Monday 13 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said
# Special Status
# Special Status

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

Jun 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 29,271 Views 54 Comments

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# human-rights - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint

Jun 11th 2016, 2:57 PM 76,029 Views 106 Comments

The 22-year-old says she was drugged and raped but she is being held on suspicion of adultery.

# human-rights - Thursday 9 June, 2016

UN: Ireland must compensate woman forced to travel abroad for abortion
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN: Ireland must compensate woman forced to travel abroad for abortion

Jun 9th 2016, 3:30 PM 48,872 Views 717 Comments

The UN’s Human Rights Commission says Ireland must stop this situation happening.

# human-rights - Friday 13 May, 2016

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison

May 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 18,351 Views 179 Comments

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.

# human-rights - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty
# Judgment Day
# Judgment Day

Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty

May 11th 2016, 6:05 AM 23,022 Views 134 Comments

We’re likely to receive a hammering on issues including abortion, disabilities, Traveller rights, education and homelessness.

# human-rights - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Award-winning environmentalist shot dead in her home after receiving death threats
# Assassination
# Assassination

Award-winning environmentalist shot dead in her home after receiving death threats

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:58 PM 30,363 Views 11 Comments

The mother of four previously had an around-the-clock guard but recently switched to an occasional security detail.

# human-rights - Saturday 23 January, 2016

'I'm an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints'

Jan 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 468 Views 197 Comments

Alex Dunne has been in the West Bank for over 40 days now, collecting stories of stories of military incursions, night raids, and settler attacks.

# human-rights - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work
# Delete Delete Delete
# Delete Delete Delete

Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work

Jan 13th 2016, 1:37 PM 16,206 Views 45 Comments

The ruling comes after a Romanian engineer was fired over private Yahoo Messenger chats.

# human-rights - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Mass murderer Anders Breivik taking case against state over prison conditions
# Norway
# Norway

Mass murderer Anders Breivik taking case against state over prison conditions

Jan 5th 2016, 8:17 AM 14,858 Views 44 Comments

He killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011.

# human-rights - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia
# Churchill's Sneeze
# Churchill's Sneeze

Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia

Jan 3rd 2016, 9:45 AM 73,616 Views 62 Comments

Apparently women drivers could “undermine social values”.

# human-rights - Friday 18 December, 2015

Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year
# Mass Displacement
# Mass Displacement

Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year

Dec 18th 2015, 8:13 AM 6,288 Views 23 Comments

One out of every 122 humans alive today is someone who has been forced to flee their home.

# human-rights - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option
# Pragmatic Baptism
# Pragmatic Baptism

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option

Dec 10th 2015, 3:05 PM 24,880 Views 281 Comments

One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.

# human-rights - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

How much do you know about Human Rights Day?
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# Sponsored By IHREC

How much do you know about Human Rights Day?

Dec 9th 2015, 5:06 PM 13,990 Views 23 Comments

One in five Irish people say they don’t understand their human rights under Irish law.

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl

Dec 9th 2015, 6:03 AM 25,661 Views 40 Comments

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

# human-rights - Monday 30 November, 2015

Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality
# Landmark Ruling
# Landmark Ruling

Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality

Nov 30th 2015, 4:25 PM 19,596 Views 303 Comments

“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”

# human-rights - Monday 9 November, 2015

What are political leaders waiting for? It's time to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws
# Opinion
# Opinion

What are political leaders waiting for? It's time to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Nov 9th 2015, 4:57 PM 121 Views 225 Comments

Abortion is a sensitive subject., but there are many reasons why the laws need to be overhauled, writes Julien Mercille.

# human-rights - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

'If I don’t have papers I won’t be able to study after the Leaving Cert'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'If I don’t have papers I won’t be able to study after the Leaving Cert'

Nov 3rd 2015, 5:20 PM 186 Views 98 Comments

An undocumented teenager says she doesn’t want handouts, just the chance to reach her full potential.

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death

Nov 3rd 2015, 7:51 AM 47,873 Views 206 Comments

The killing happened in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

# human-rights - Sunday 1 November, 2015

'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'

Nov 1st 2015, 9:31 PM 133 Views 17 Comments

Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.