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# Elizabeth coppin
'I could feel the blood draining from me': Magdalene survivor criticises 'frightening' UN decision
Elizabeth Coppin said survivors of institutional abuse are being left with nowhere to turn.
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'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words
The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.
# Symphysiotomy
Minister has been given the latest symphysiotomy report following judge's review
There are now two reports about the issue on James Reilly’s desk – but neither has been published.
Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations
The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.
# United Nations
McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN
UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.
# United Nations
Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'
A UN committee against torture will hear of a need to address human rights abuses of the past, linked to violence during The Troubles.
# Magdalenes
Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee
Justice for Magdalenes is to meet with Justice John Quirke this week to discuss the establishment of a redress scheme.
# Magdalenes
Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due
Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.
# Ireland's Past
Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon
Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the report will be submitted to him within 10 days.
# Magdalene Laundries
Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee
The government pledges to “establish the true facts and circumstances” relating to the laundries – but no apology for now.
# Magdalene Laundries
Nuns say they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry
The Minister for Justice is expected to act on the recent findings of a UN committee regarding the institutions within the the next two weeks.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?
Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons
United Nations Committee against Torture recommends that a mechanism should be astablished to facilitate criminal complaints. It also calls the practice of slopping out “inhumane”.
# Magdalene Laundries
UN Committee against Torture recommends inquiry into Magdalene Laundries
The Justice for Magdalenes group is calling for immediate action by the Government in the wake of the recommendations of the UNCAT report, which says that the State failed the girls and women of the Magdalene Laundries.