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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Saturday 31 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 31st 2015, 7:30 PM 938 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 30th 2015, 8:00 PM 79 Views 27 Comments

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
# The Remnants
# The Remnants

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

Oct 4th 2015, 7:30 PM 21,511 Views 62 Comments

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
# Kidnapping
# Kidnapping

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

Sep 7th 2015, 6:03 AM 17,313 Views 3 Comments

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
# Eritrea
# Eritrea

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 8:15 AM 34,341 Views 73 Comments

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
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

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

Jul 9th 2015, 11:10 PM 30,678 Views 31 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Jul 8th 2015, 11:20 PM 47,904 Views 229 Comments

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
# Hope
# Hope

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

Jul 5th 2015, 4:35 PM 11,889 Views 54 Comments

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'
# World Refugee Day
# World Refugee Day

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

Jun 20th 2015, 12:00 PM 45 Views 49 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 12th 2015, 4:00 PM 74 Views 25 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Jun 9th 2015, 8:26 PM 14,408 Views 121 Comments

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
# Close Scrutiny
# Close Scrutiny

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Jun 9th 2015, 6:10 AM 13,901 Views 128 Comments

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?
# Survivors
# Survivors

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Jun 7th 2015, 7:45 AM 5,504 Views 2 Comments

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?
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

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

Jun 6th 2015, 9:45 AM 9,728 Views 25 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 583 Views 50 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 3rd 2015, 7:30 PM 64 Views 25 Comments

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

# human-rights - Monday 1 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 64,563 Views 116 Comments

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"
# Column
# Column

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

May 29th 2015, 8:00 AM 242 Views 50 Comments

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
# Put That Away
# Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

May 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 12,728 Views 41 Comments

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."
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 26th 2015, 8:00 AM 78 Views 79 Comments

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 '
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 22nd 2015, 2:30 PM 58 Views 49 Comments

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
# Censored
# Censored

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

May 21st 2015, 11:31 PM 29,698 Views 34 Comments

“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
# Europe
# Europe

ECHR rules detention of Irish citizens for terror offences not unlawful

May 12th 2015, 10:14 AM 16,927 Views 26 Comments

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
# Review Time
# Review Time

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

May 11th 2015, 6:01 AM 11,294 Views 16 Comments

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
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

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

Apr 24th 2015, 6:55 PM 25,864 Views 32 Comments

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
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Mar 24th 2015, 12:57 PM 7,930 Views 0 Comments

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
# Red Light
# Red Light

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 6:53 PM 30,113 Views 60 Comments

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

The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia

Mar 22nd 2015, 12:00 PM 61 Views 9 Comments

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
# Southern Hospitality
# Southern Hospitality

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

Mar 9th 2015, 1:15 PM 16,783 Views 94 Comments

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'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Feb 25th 2015, 12:40 PM 10,599 Views 55 Comments

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?
# Health
# Health

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

Feb 15th 2015, 8:45 AM 290 Views 45 Comments

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
# Redress Scheme
# Redress Scheme

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

Jan 18th 2015, 10:00 AM 9,626 Views 4 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies

Jan 16th 2015, 5:17 PM 31,681 Views 83 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt

Jan 3rd 2015, 2:00 PM 20,802 Views 26 Comments

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
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

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

Dec 28th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,716 Views 30 Comments

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.
# Children
# Children

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

Dec 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 255 Views 22 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Dec 18th 2014, 6:00 PM 419 Views 153 Comments

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
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

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

Dec 12th 2014, 1:08 PM 8,132 Views 72 Comments

“It is now time to take action.”

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision
# Asylum Seeking
# Asylum Seeking

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision

Dec 12th 2014, 12:07 PM 3,809 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 12th 2014, 9:29 AM 14,880 Views 62 Comments

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