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Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country
Torture, as well as being abhorrent, doesn’t actually work: it yields unreliable results and can damage subsequent intelligence gathering.
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Opinion: 'These human rights abuses have a very real and clear link to Ireland'
Ireland has the potential to make a difference in two situations that have been raising concerns for human rights groups.
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Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all
Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.
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Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an 'independent' policing authority?
The Justice Minister has spoken out about the need for an Independent Garda Authority – but what will it take to achieve that?
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Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights
Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.