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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?

Jun 17th 2021, 4:34 PM 10,949 Views 45 Comments

Hungary has passed a bill that bans sharing content that “promotes” being gay to children and teenagers.

# human-rights - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country

Jun 1st 2021, 8:16 PM 32,113 Views 37 Comments

Only citizens with papers granting them a “permanent stay in a foreign state” are allowed to leave Belarus.

# human-rights - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 PM 9,044 Views 90 Comments

The extent to which we protect and defend human rights tells us who we are as a society, writes Anthony Moore SC.

# human-rights - Friday 7 May, 2021

Ireland's rapporteur says trafficking for sexual exploitation was 'resilient' to the pandemic
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland's rapporteur says trafficking for sexual exploitation was 'resilient' to the pandemic

May 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 21,050 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will report to the EU today.

# human-rights - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Germany star Toni Kroos takes aim at Qatar amid World Cup protests
# Human Rights
From The42
# Human Rights

Germany star Toni Kroos takes aim at Qatar amid World Cup protests

Mar 31st 2021, 4:48 PM 8,105 Views 7 Comments

Qatar has faced criticism for its treatment of migrant workers, many of whom are involved in World Cup preparations.

# human-rights - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Norway players wear t-shirts in protest of Qatar World Cup as Odegaard forced off with injury
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

Norway players wear t-shirts in protest of Qatar World Cup as Odegaard forced off with injury

Mar 25th 2021, 11:15 AM 7,819 Views 2 Comments

The t-shirts read ‘Human rights, on and off the pitch’ in support of migrant workers and were donned prior to their win over Gibraltar.

# human-rights - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,863 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

# human-rights - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,648 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

# human-rights - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 18,629 Views 15 Comments

The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.

# human-rights - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

Feb 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 19,948 Views 46 Comments

Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.

# human-rights - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Feb 25th 2021, 1:12 PM 18,184 Views 54 Comments

There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.

# human-rights - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 21,025 Views 5 Comments

NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.

# human-rights - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill

Jan 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,479 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.

# human-rights - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
# Cerrejón Mine
# Cerrejón Mine

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

Jan 19th 2021, 12:38 PM 17,027 Views 33 Comments

A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.

# human-rights - Thursday 10 December, 2020

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible
# ECHR
# ECHR

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible

Dec 10th 2020, 10:02 AM 27,441 Views 15 Comments

The three women from Dublin, Cork and Meath had sought damages from the State.

# human-rights - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Supreme Court allows convicted terrorist to appeal attempt by government to revoke his Irish citizenship
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Supreme Court allows convicted terrorist to appeal attempt by government to revoke his Irish citizenship

Oct 14th 2020, 7:59 PM 30,702 Views 23 Comments

Ali Damache is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence in the US.

# human-rights - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official
# Security Laws
# Security Laws

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Aug 11th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,135 Views 9 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

# human-rights - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Opinion: We've waited long enough - we must wipe out nuclear weapons for good
# NUCLEAR BOMB ANNIVERSARY
# NUCLEAR BOMB ANNIVERSARY

Opinion: We've waited long enough - we must wipe out nuclear weapons for good

Aug 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,521 Views 31 Comments

On the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The International Committee of the Red Cross says we must now work collectively stop the development of nuclear weapons.

# human-rights - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’
# Racism At Work
# Racism At Work

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 PM 45,969 Views 0 Comments

Pavee Point’s Caoimhe McCabe outlines the level of workplace discrimination against Travellers and how to combat the problem.

# human-rights - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 11:15 AM 29,234 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minster Helen McEntee revealed the latest figure on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# human-rights - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:24 PM 27,363 Views 66 Comments

The ambassador also hit out at concerns expressed by the UK and the US over China’s growing control over Hong Kong.

# human-rights - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani
# World Refugee Day 2020
# World Refugee Day 2020

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani

Jun 20th 2020, 12:30 PM 10,364 Views 1 Comment

Today is World Refugee Day and Cameron Weymes and Nishtiman Haji Murad share the stories of the people living in this once besieged city.

# human-rights - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,814 Views 47 Comments

Owodunni Ola Mustapha tells her own story and that of the children in DP who have suffered racist abuse.

# human-rights - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Jun 6th 2020, 1:00 PM 41,214 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

# human-rights - Friday 1 May, 2020

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 11:59 PM 24,225 Views 51 Comments

The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.

# human-rights - Monday 27 April, 2020

Human rights watchdog calls for more oversight into new Garda powers during Covid-19 crisis
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Human rights watchdog calls for more oversight into new Garda powers during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 27th 2020, 8:45 AM 23,982 Views 55 Comments

Those convicted under the new rules could face a maximum of six months in prison or a fine of €2,500.

# human-rights - Thursday 3 October, 2019

High Court in Belfast rules Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

High Court in Belfast rules Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:21 AM 8,549 Views 17 Comments

Legislation decriminalising abortion may be introduced this month if the Stormont executive doesn’t resume.

# human-rights - Sunday 15 September, 2019

'The arts are really good for bringing people together to have difficult conversations'
# Human Rights Arts Festival
# Human Rights Arts Festival

'The arts are really good for bringing people together to have difficult conversations'

Sep 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,484 Views 1 Comment

A unique human rights arts festival run by Smashing Times takes place in Dublin this month.

# human-rights - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches

Sep 10th 2019, 5:50 PM 5,823 Views 6 Comments

Sahar Khodayari, dubbed ‘blue girl’, was due to stand trial for entering a stadium to watch her favourite team, Esteghlal FC.

# human-rights - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Inspection of mental health residences describes 'bare, musty' bedrooms
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Inspection of mental health residences describes 'bare, musty' bedrooms

Jul 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,072 Views 3 Comments

An inspection of 52 of these 24-hour staffed residences found 43% did not provide single room accommodation for all residents.

# human-rights - Monday 17 June, 2019

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law

Jun 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,952 Views 20 Comments

In its efforts to avoid paying compensation to victims, the State has spent €1.5 million on legal fees and re-traumatised some of its most vulnerable citizens, writes Conor O’Mahony.

# human-rights - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia
# Front Line Defenders
# Front Line Defenders

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia

May 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,565 Views 24 Comments

Badr Baabou accepted an award for his work in Dublin this week.

# human-rights - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Opinion: The US alliance with Saudi Arabia reveals their true stance on human rights
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The US alliance with Saudi Arabia reveals their true stance on human rights

May 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,607 Views 29 Comments

The sad truth is that the enemies of the western powers look pretty good when compared to our close friends in Saudi, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# human-rights - Monday 6 May, 2019

Brunei's ruler says death by stoning law for gay sex will not be enforced
# Sharia Laws
# Sharia Laws

Brunei's ruler says death by stoning law for gay sex will not be enforced

May 6th 2019, 11:03 AM 24,759 Views 54 Comments

Responding to the announcement, rights groups said it didn’t really change anything and didn’t go far enough.

# human-rights - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,717 Views 29 Comments

Stop sharing videos of disabled people attempting to walk up the aisle, or stand for their first dance – pretending to be able-bodied is far from inspirational, writes Eileen Daly.

# human-rights - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Opinion: The critical finding of the Carrickmines inquest was not emphasised by media enough
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The critical finding of the Carrickmines inquest was not emphasised by media enough

Jan 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,355 Views 16 Comments

Much of the media reporting focused on the alcohol intake of the victims but that it is not how fire inquests are normally reported, writes Jacinta Brack.

# human-rights - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Amanda Knox wins €18,400 in damages after human rights case against Italian authorities
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Amanda Knox wins €18,400 in damages after human rights case against Italian authorities

Jan 24th 2019, 2:23 PM 19,465 Views 35 Comments

The European Court of Human Rights said police did not provide her with a lawyer or interpreter.

# human-rights - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018
# Frontline
# Frontline

Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018

Jan 8th 2019, 9:14 AM 6,693 Views 7 Comments

In total 321 people in 27 countries were targeted and killed for their work.

# human-rights - Friday 28 December, 2018

Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled'

Updated Dec 28th 2018, 10:44 AM 90,204 Views 85 Comments

Mary Robinson has come under fire for claiming that an Emirati princess who has stated she is being held against her will is “in the loving care of her family”.

# human-rights - Monday 19 November, 2018

High Court orders surrender of Polish man at centre of extradition row
# Courts
# Courts

High Court orders surrender of Polish man at centre of extradition row

Nov 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 14,372 Views 0 Comments

Artur Celmer had claimed he could not get a fair trial in Poland.

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