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#Colm O'Gorman

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 31,328 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

# colm-ogorman - Monday 14 January, 2019

Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say
# Chechnya
# Chechnya

Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say

Jan 14th 2019, 10:35 PM 15,763 Views 37 Comments

Chechen authorities immediately denied the claims.

# colm-ogorman - Monday 10 December, 2018

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'
# Rights Today
# Rights Today

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'

Dec 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,050 Views 55 Comments

A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.

# colm-ogorman - Sunday 26 August, 2018

‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place

Aug 26th 2018, 8:20 PM 24,609 Views 51 Comments

Demonstrators held a rally beforehand at Parnell Street in Dublin city centre.

# colm-ogorman - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Pope's failure to apologise to victims is a shameful deflection of responsibility says Colm O'Gorman
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope's failure to apologise to victims is a shameful deflection of responsibility says Colm O'Gorman

Aug 25th 2018, 1:52 PM 22,127 Views 94 Comments

O’Gorman, who was among the invited guests at the castle, tweeted in response to the pontiff’s words.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings
# Stand For Truth
# Stand For Truth

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Aug 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 18,389 Views 27 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 35,816 Views 234 Comments

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Apr 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,174 Views 165 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

# colm-ogorman - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

Feb 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,222 Views 80 Comments

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

Jul 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 15,052 Views 11 Comments

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last?
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last?

Jul 4th 2017, 7:29 PM 26,668 Views 112 Comments

Halawa has been imprisoned in the Egyptian capital for 1,418 days – nearly four years.

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

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

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,435 Views 59 Comments

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

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

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

Jun 8th 2017, 6:46 AM 9,797 Views 43 Comments

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

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'

Jul 13th 2016, 6:15 AM 9,873 Views 22 Comments

A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 18 March, 2016

Amnesty calls EU migrant deal 'flawed, illegal and immoral'
# Refugees
# Refugees

Amnesty calls EU migrant deal 'flawed, illegal and immoral'

Mar 18th 2016, 6:48 PM 23,273 Views 95 Comments

Under the deal, all new irregular migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey.

# colm-ogorman - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion

Aug 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 16,014 Views 463 Comments

A recent survey shows most people in Ireland want the grounds for legal access to abortion to be widened.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971
# She Is Not A Criminal
# She Is Not A Criminal

177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971

Jun 9th 2015, 5:46 PM 23,673 Views 265 Comments

“One woman told us how she was calculating how to throw herself in front of a truck or which bridge to jump off.”

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Tears warning! There’s a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

Tears warning! There’s a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin

May 27th 2015, 10:00 PM 30,067 Views 87 Comments

A wonderful montage.

Tears warning! There's a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin
# Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Equality

Tears warning! There's a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin

May 27th 2015, 10:12 AM 8,965 Views 3 Comments

A wonderful montage.

# colm-ogorman - Saturday 23 May, 2015

13 heroes of the Yes campaign
# How The Ref Was Won
# How The Ref Was Won

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

May 23rd 2015, 9:30 PM 64,416 Views 169 Comments

The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 17 April, 2015

Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality
# Marriage Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Equality

Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality

Apr 17th 2015, 1:45 PM 4,454 Views 1 Comment

#FamilyMatters will make your heart burst.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Halawa letter criticising Government 'shows the real hurt this kid is going through'
# Cairo
# Cairo

Halawa letter criticising Government 'shows the real hurt this kid is going through'

Feb 12th 2015, 9:19 PM 11,626 Views 4 Comments

Amnesty International believe the Government is doing everything it can to secure his release.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released
# El Salvador
# El Salvador

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released

Jan 23rd 2015, 11:04 AM 21,020 Views 40 Comments

16 other women remain in jail, accused of having abortions.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call
# Crowdfunding
# Crowdfunding

"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:34 AM 14,836 Views 57 Comments

New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Amnesty hold Dublin protest over US arms transfer to Israel
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Amnesty hold Dublin protest over US arms transfer to Israel

Aug 6th 2014, 8:06 PM 9,872 Views 63 Comments

Amnesty International is calling on the UN to immediately impose a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups.

# colm-ogorman - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage
# Charity
# Charity

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage

Apr 12th 2014, 6:55 PM 30,614 Views 144 Comments

The motion at the organisation’s annual conference this weekend was unanimously defeated.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade
# Illegal Weapons
# Illegal Weapons

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade

Apr 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 5,980 Views 52 Comments

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 27 March, 2014

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Mar 27th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,528 Views 66 Comments

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

# colm-ogorman - Monday 17 February, 2014

People want Constitution to protect additional human rights
# Standard Of Living
# Standard Of Living

People want Constitution to protect additional human rights

Feb 17th 2014, 8:13 AM 4,682 Views 13 Comments

Seventy one percent of people questioned by Amnesty International believe we should be able to hold the Government to account for human rights failures, including taking it to court.

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

O'Brien accepts RTÉ apology, but says broadcaster 'let its standards slip'
# Panti Debate
# Panti Debate

O'Brien accepts RTÉ apology, but says broadcaster 'let its standards slip'

Jan 29th 2014, 10:54 PM 23,776 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, Colm O’Gorman has said he was “stunned” by how the situation had developed.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states
# Trade Mission
# Trade Mission

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Jan 7th 2014, 10:47 PM 10,116 Views 125 Comments

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
# Post-Gaddafi
# Post-Gaddafi

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?

Jun 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,379 Views 19 Comments

Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Amnesty International: ‘Abortion laws out of line with international human rights standards’
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Amnesty International: ‘Abortion laws out of line with international human rights standards’

May 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 6,264 Views 118 Comments

Unless rape, incest, risk to a woman’s health and fatal foetal abnormality are included in Ireland’s abortion law, Amnesty International’s 2013 report notes Ireland is off base.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 3 May, 2013

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists

May 3rd 2013, 6:02 PM 3,884 Views 6 Comments

It’s believed that 36 journalists have been killed there since 2011.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report
# Laundries
# Laundries

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report

Feb 5th 2013, 4:25 PM 6,363 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.

# colm-ogorman - Monday 12 November, 2012

Ireland elected to UN Human Rights Council for first time
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland elected to UN Human Rights Council for first time

Nov 12th 2012, 6:31 PM 7,637 Views 32 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International said that this gives the Irish Government an opportunity to play a greater role in tackling some of the major human rights issues in the world today.

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day

Oct 10th 2012, 7:15 AM 10,345 Views 99 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.

# colm-ogorman - Saturday 11 August, 2012

My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman

Aug 11th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,700 Views 7 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Colm O’Gorman picks the first major speech of the president who saw Czechoslovakia become the Czech Republic.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 27 July, 2012

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty
# Arms
# Arms

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty

Jul 27th 2012, 9:12 PM 1,957 Views 4 Comments

Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings
# Libya
# Libya

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,383 Views 9 Comments

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

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