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From TheJournal.ie Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges' Rights

Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges'

A number of groups have written to the Taoiseach to say that the changes to the Constitution should include rights such as access to housing and healthcare.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin Aung San Suu Kyi This post contains videos

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin

See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II Opinion

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II

What do we know about the men who deserted during the war? Noble heroes who fought for the allies, mercenaries who battled the Nazis, or simply men who wanted out, asks Dr Michael Kennedy.

From TheJournal.ie Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit Aung San Suu Kyi

Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit

The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.

From TheJournal.ie Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria Syria This post contains videos

Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria

The group said they have eye-witness accounts of relatives being ‘dragged away and shot’ and victims’ bodies being set on fire.

From TheJournal.ie Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty Human Rights This post contains videos

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

In its annual report on the state of human rights in the world, the organisation also said that the UN Security Council had not shown the same courage as those who had participated in the Arab Spring.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland next month Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland next month

The Burmese pro-democracy leader is planning her first trip outside of her country in 24 years.

From TheJournal.ie Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims' Blood Diamonds

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want? Opinion

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

The upcoming exploration of what reforms should be made to the Irish Constitution is a good time for us to make sure socio-economic rights and equality are set in stone for the future.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'? Health This post contains videos

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?

What do you think of this Amnesty Ireland campaign to spark a debate about access to health services?

From TheJournal.ie China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report Death Penalty This post contains videos

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip China

Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip

It has been billed by the Government as a trade mission but should human rights issues be ignored?

From TheJournal.ie Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial Spain

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial

Baltasar Garzon did not knowingly violate the limits of his jurisdiction when investigating atrocities linked to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, judges ruled today.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: We raised human rights issues with China vice president Chinese Visit

Gilmore: We raised human rights issues with China vice president

Eamon Gilmore said that specific cases of human rights abuses in China weren’t discussed during the visit by Xi Jinping.

From TheJournal.ie Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty Human Rights

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty

Amnesty International has said that that the government must be clear on concerns about China’s human rights abuses when the country’s Vice President visits Ireland this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising Arab Spring

Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising

A report by Amnesty International found torture, killings and war crimes are being carried out by the armed militas in Libya.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders' birthdays Happy Birthday

North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders' birthdays

Meanwhile, North Korea’s ally China has been holding its first summit with South Korea since Kim Jong Il passed away.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Christmas Day 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Christmas Day

Nine things to know this Christmas morning…

From TheJournal.ie China executes Filipino drug dealer despite clemency plea China

China executes Filipino drug dealer despite clemency plea

The Phillipine president made an appeal on humanitarian grounds to avert today’s execution.

From TheJournal.ie Burma to release 6,300 prisoners Burma

Burma to release 6,300 prisoners

However, it’s not clear how many political prisoners will be among those released under the amnesty.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian president issues amnesty to political protesters Syria

Syrian president issues amnesty to political protesters

The opposition has dismissed President Bashar al-Assad’s amnesty, while it’s thought that the US will soon call for his to step down. More that a thousand people have been killed in Syria in the regime’s crackdown on the uprising.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s fix: Bruton rules out presidential bid; the other Bruton comes under fire; Kenny gives Obama some Irish tips; Amnesty turns 50; and Manchester United players try their hand at acting…

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon Amnesty

Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon

Celebrations are taking place across Ireland and across the world to mark the foundation of the world’s largest human rights organisation.