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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# human-rights - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# human-rights - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'

The UN Human Rights Committee has again called on Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws.

# human-rights - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?

Theresa May is talking about ‘ripping up’ human rights laws – so how important is it that she doesn’t?

# human-rights - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

May says she will change human rights laws to fight terrorism

Speaking last night ahead of tomorrow’s general election, May framed the vote as a vote for the security of the country.

# human-rights - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

# human-rights - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# human-rights - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'

Xie Yang, who was arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty to charges of “inciting subversion of state power”.

# human-rights - Friday 5 May, 2017

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'

The Taoiseach has sought to clarify that Ireland had conveyed its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

# human-rights - Friday 21 April, 2017

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video

“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.

# human-rights - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed

Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.

# human-rights - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Column: '"A Right To A Home" should be put to referendum'

Constitutional change is required to underpin key economic and social rights if Ireland is to get to grips with the significant crisis, writes Mary Murphy.

# human-rights - Sunday 12 March, 2017

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

‘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 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'

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'

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

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 has died at the age of 62.

# human-rights - Monday 22 August, 2016

Finglas wants to build ties with North Korea

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'

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

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

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.

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