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Friday 29 May, 2015

"The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated"

The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.

Thursday 26 June, 2014

Opinion: The ugly cost of the beautiful game in Brazil

The real competition in Brazil is for ownership of the land and control of natural resources.

Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore... until it's too late.

In this age of digitalised 24-hour news, how can it be so difficult to find a space for stories of people with death-defying courage? Those who defend human rights deserve better, writes Mary Lawlor.

Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: What is the role of human rights and foreign policy in a changing world?

The Tanaiste will have the opportunity to discuss this country’s red line for human rights abuses – past which Ireland will not tolerate. I urge him to take it, writes Mary Lawlor.

Thursday 19 September, 2013

Column: For some people, digital surveillance can mark the difference between life and death

For most, debates about the snooping NSA and GCHQ are little more than great material for a chat down the pub – but for human rights defenders around the world, digital security is synonymous with personal security, writes Mary Lawlor.