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#Human Rights

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The US alliance with Saudi Arabia reveals their true stance on human rights Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Brunei's ruler says death by stoning law for gay sex will not be enforced Sharia Laws

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The critical finding of the Carrickmines inquest was not emphasised by media enough Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Amanda Knox wins €18,400 in damages after human rights case against Italian authorities Acquitted

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018 Frontline

Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018

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

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

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

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”.

From TheJournal.ie High Court orders surrender of Polish man at centre of extradition row Courts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders Human Rights

Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders

Robinson is following in the footsteps of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Kofi Annan.

From TheJournal.ie An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards' New Report

An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards'

A report by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has criticised some Garda policies and practices.

From TheJournal.ie Second Irish person taking case to Europe over child abuse in Irish schools Human Rights

Second Irish person taking case to Europe over child abuse in Irish schools

John Allen says, ‘The insanity lies with a dysfunctional country, not a damaged child’.

From TheJournal.ie US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council and labels it a 'cesspool of political bias' Human Rights

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council and labels it a 'cesspool of political bias'

The US claimed that the UN is biased against Israel.

From TheJournal.ie Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school' Limerick

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'

Thomas Hogan said that even as a child he knew the clergy ruled and that he couldn’t say anything negative about a Christian Brother.

From TheJournal.ie Lydia Foy: The woman at the heart of securing transgender rights in Ireland Human Rights

Lydia Foy: The woman at the heart of securing transgender rights in Ireland

Flac (Free Legal Advice Centres) has produced a comprehensive history of Foy’s right for justice in a report.

From TheJournal.ie UK Supreme Court to rule on whether the North's abortion laws violate human rights Belfast

UK Supreme Court to rule on whether the North's abortion laws violate human rights

If the court rules that it does, it could lead to Westminster legislating for abortion in the North.

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers' United Nations

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

From TheJournal.ie John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back' Opinion

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'

If the State is to have a obligation to step in to protect a one-month-old baby, it also has an obligation, four months earlier, to protect its right to be born, writes John Bruton.

From TheJournal.ie How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker Human Rights

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker

Chris Kelly’s documentary A Cambodian Spring looks at the conflict between residents and government over land in the south-east Asian country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State' Human Rights

'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State'

‘Instead of standing right beside me, the State has stood right in front of me and blocked me every way and it’s going to fight me all the way to Europe.’

From TheJournal.ie UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times Direct Provision

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair' The Hooded Men

'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'

The 14 Hooded Men who were interned in the North in 1971 met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment Liverpool

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment

Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds protest outside UK hospital where terminally ill boy's life support to be turned off Alfie Evans

Hundreds protest outside UK hospital where terminally ill boy's life support to be turned off

A date to switch off the life support for Alfie Evans has been set following a legal battle.

From TheJournal.ie Linda Brown, who helped end US school segregation, dies aged 76 Activist

Linda Brown, who helped end US school segregation, dies aged 76

Brown was at the centre of a major court battle that helped end widespread racial segregation in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it' Francie Mcguigan

Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it'

A European court ruled that the 14 men “did not occasion suffering of the particular intensity and cruelty implied by the word torture”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hooded men' to ask Irish government to appeal European 'torture' ruling European High Court

'Hooded men' to ask Irish government to appeal European 'torture' ruling

“I’ve never spoke to the European court about how we feel 45 years later,” one of the ‘hooded men’ Francie McGuigan said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that' Asylum Seeker

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

From TheJournal.ie 'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash' Threats And Intimidation

'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'

About 2,700 girls living in Ireland may be at risk of undergoing the practice.

From TheJournal.ie Four Traveller men compensated €6,000 each after being refused service in bar Maynooth

Four Traveller men compensated €6,000 each after being refused service in bar

A further condition of the settlement was that the staff involved attend a course of equality training.

From TheJournal.ie Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people Equality

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people

The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award Mother And Baby Home

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

Her research led to the discovery of human remains at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families Visitation

Prisoners want to be able to use Skype to contact their families

Overcrowding, nutrition, healthcare and access to mental health services remain as issues for prisons in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights Social Housing

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16 War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

From TheJournal.ie UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country Human Rights

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

From TheJournal.ie 'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls Gender Roles

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

From TheJournal.ie UN human rights chief says Trump may be inciting 'violence' against media Poisonous Demonisation

UN human rights chief says Trump may be inciting 'violence' against media

The High Commissioner for Human Rights said Trump’s rhetoric has emboldened other countries to crack down on press freedoms.

From TheJournal.ie 'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison Anniversary

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights

A Belfast court made the ruling this afternoon.

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