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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Monday 1 August, 2016

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

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'

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'

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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? Sponsored By IHREC This post contains a poll

How much do you know about Human Rights Day?

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

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

“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

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'

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

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'

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

# human-rights - Saturday 31 October, 2015

'I've lived in a house with mould, damp and sewage, until I said, no more'

Debbie Mulhall has lived in Dublin 8 all her life and says she accepted her living conditions until she was told she had rights.

# human-rights - Friday 30 October, 2015

'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me'

Pat Kelly, aged 72, cared for his parents for most of his life. Now, he struggles to make ends meet and fears the rise in crime in his area.

# human-rights - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

# human-rights - Monday 7 September, 2015

Mexico's government says corrupt cops kidnapped 43 students and burned them - investigators disagree

The medical and legal experts from Spain and Latin America said they don’t believe the official story.

# human-rights - Sunday 23 August, 2015

'Africa's North Korea' — the worst regime you've never heard of

Thousands of refugees are trying to escape.

# human-rights - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Leaked emails show Irish Defence Forces held talks with controversial hacking company

Hacking Team sells viruses to repressive governments, but the Defence Forces say they never bought anything.

# human-rights - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence

A substantial proportion of people did not know it is a crime to get an abortion when a woman’s life is not at risk.

# human-rights - Sunday 5 July, 2015

People have lost years of their lives in Direct Provision - here is how it could end

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has called for a streamlining of the system

# human-rights - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice'

More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.

# human-rights - Friday 12 June, 2015

Those involved in the Troubles should not be part of investigating unresolved deaths

The proposed Historical Investigations Unit must be entirely independent in order to give justice to victims.

# human-rights - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion

The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.

# human-rights - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

# human-rights - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?

The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.

# human-rights - Friday 5 June, 2015

Ireland's attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny

A Civil Society report will be presented in Geneva next week.

# human-rights - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The UN is reviewing Ireland's protection of rights – how will we fare?

We take a closer look at the economic, social and cultural rights situation for three Irish social groups, as they stand today.