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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Monday 1 June, 2015

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

We have an awful lot of work to do…

# human-rights - Friday 29 May, 2015

"The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated"

The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.

# human-rights - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

# human-rights - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

# human-rights - Friday 22 May, 2015

Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: 'Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened '

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.

# human-rights - Thursday 21 May, 2015

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video

“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”

# human-rights - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

ECHR rules detention of Irish citizens for terror offences not unlawful

Colin Duffy, Gabriel Magee and Teresa Magee were held without charge for 12 days.

# human-rights - Monday 11 May, 2015

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.

# human-rights - Friday 24 April, 2015

Three Indian police officers arrested for raping a model inside a police station

It is being reported locally today that the woman and her boyfriend also had €7,360 extorted from them.

# human-rights - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# human-rights - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker

Northern Ireland brought in new laws first and the Republic has followed.

The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia

Colombia has over 5,000 political prisoners, many of them jailed on sweeping charges of “rebellion”.

# human-rights - Monday 9 March, 2015

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.

# human-rights - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Ireland's abortion laws 'fail on a human rights level'

The report also has some things to say about arms from the West.

# human-rights - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea... but is it really?

Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?

# human-rights - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

# human-rights - Friday 16 January, 2015

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies

The country has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world.

# human-rights - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt

The human rights lawyer faced pressure over a fact-finding mission she was involved in looking at the country’s power structures.

# human-rights - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce

Ireland wanted to ‘avoid a situation’ where it was found to be in breach of its international commitments.

# human-rights - Friday 19 December, 2014

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.

Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.

# human-rights - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead

Pregnancy isn’t as black and white as we would like. There are fatal foetal abnormalities, health risks, complications, and pregnancy from rape and incest. In each instance our laws allow one outcome: have the child.

# human-rights - Friday 12 December, 2014

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

North Korea 'experiments on disabled people before leaving them to die'

A rare insight into lives of deprivation, hunger and abuse in North Korea was heard at an event to mark Human Rights Day.

# human-rights - Thursday 11 December, 2014

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

# human-rights - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

# human-rights - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year

But rejected the applications of 197.

# human-rights - Friday 28 November, 2014

Most people around the world think the internet is a human right

This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

# human-rights - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests

“The world is watching America”

# human-rights - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted permission to appear as a friend to the court in the extradition proceedings.

# human-rights - Monday 24 November, 2014

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK

Amnesty International say the deadline for a case to be taken is approaching.

# human-rights - Thursday 20 November, 2014

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This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you

Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.

# human-rights - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.

# human-rights - Friday 14 November, 2014

High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights

The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.

# human-rights - Friday 7 November, 2014

Paedophile told by court that castration was not a punishment

European Court of Human Rights says it was part of the protective measures ordered by a Czech court.

# human-rights - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country

Torture, as well as being abhorrent, doesn’t actually work: it yields unreliable results and can damage subsequent intelligence gathering.

# human-rights - Friday 31 October, 2014

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

Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse

It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.

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.