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#UNCAT

# uncat - Thursday 6 November, 2014

'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.

# uncat - Sunday 6 April, 2014

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.

# uncat - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

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.

# uncat - Saturday 1 June, 2013

McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN

UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.

# uncat - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

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.

# uncat - Monday 11 March, 2013

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# uncat - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

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.

# uncat - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the report will be submitted to him within 10 days.

# uncat - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

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.

# uncat - Saturday 11 June, 2011

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.

# uncat - Monday 6 June, 2011

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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”.

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.

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