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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Second Irish person taking case to Europe over child abuse in Irish schools

John Allen says, ‘The insanity lies with a dysfunctional country, not a damaged child’.

# human-rights - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council and labels it a 'cesspool of political bias'

The US claimed that the UN is biased against Israel.

# human-rights - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'

Thomas Hogan said that even as a child he knew the clergy ruled and that he couldn’t say anything negative about a Christian Brother.

# human-rights - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Lydia Foy: The woman at the heart of securing transgender rights in Ireland

Flac (Free Legal Advice Centres) has produced a comprehensive history of Foy’s right for justice in a report.

# human-rights - Thursday 7 June, 2018

UK Supreme Court to rule on whether the North's abortion laws violate human rights

If the court rules that it does, it could lead to Westminster legislating for abortion in the North.

# human-rights - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

# human-rights - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'

If the State is to have a obligation to step in to protect a one-month-old baby, it also has an obligation, four months earlier, to protect its right to be born, writes John Bruton.

# human-rights - Sunday 13 May, 2018

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker

Chris Kelly’s documentary A Cambodian Spring looks at the conflict between residents and government over land in the south-east Asian country.

# human-rights - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State'

‘Instead of standing right beside me, the State has stood right in front of me and blocked me every way and it’s going to fight me all the way to Europe.’

# human-rights - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'

The 14 Hooded Men who were interned in the North in 1971 met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday.

# human-rights - Monday 16 April, 2018

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment

Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.

# human-rights - Friday 13 April, 2018

Hundreds protest outside UK hospital where terminally ill boy's life support to be turned off

A date to switch off the life support for Alfie Evans has been set following a legal battle.

# human-rights - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Linda Brown, who helped end US school segregation, dies aged 76

Brown was at the centre of a major court battle that helped end widespread racial segregation in the US.

# human-rights - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it'

A European court ruled that the 14 men “did not occasion suffering of the particular intensity and cruelty implied by the word torture”.

# human-rights - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

'Hooded men' to ask Irish government to appeal European 'torture' ruling

“I’ve never spoke to the European court about how we feel 45 years later,” one of the ‘hooded men’ Francie McGuigan said.

# human-rights - Monday 19 March, 2018

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

# human-rights - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'

About 2,700 girls living in Ireland may be at risk of undergoing the practice.

# human-rights - Monday 18 December, 2017

Four Traveller men compensated €6,000 each after being refused service in bar

A further condition of the settlement was that the staff involved attend a course of equality training.

# human-rights - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people

The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.

# human-rights - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

Her research led to the discovery of human remains at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam.

# human-rights - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families

Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.

# human-rights - Monday 23 October, 2017

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

# human-rights - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

# human-rights - Monday 11 September, 2017

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

# human-rights - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

# human-rights - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

UN human rights chief says Trump may be inciting 'violence' against media

The High Commissioner for Human Rights said Trump’s rhetoric has emboldened other countries to crack down on press freedoms.

# human-rights - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights

A Belfast court made the ruling this afternoon.

# human-rights - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Opinion: 'Sorry, UN. Ireland's abortion laws are progressive, modern and compassionate'

In pushing for abortion the UN is seriously undermining its human rights mission, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain.

# human-rights - Friday 11 August, 2017

UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries

The UN Committee Against Torture is critical of the government’s record in a number of areas.

# human-rights - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells

Minister for State David Stanton was addressing the UN Convention Against Torture.

# human-rights - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness

IHREC released a detailed report outlining its concerns about the new family hub model of homeless accommodation.

# human-rights - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# 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.

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