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The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 7,823 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.

UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
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UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination

Nov 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,966 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.

Army shelling in Myanmar blamed for destruction of 160 buildings in town
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Army shelling in Myanmar blamed for destruction of 160 buildings in town

Oct 30th 2021, 4:47 PM 9,938 Views 2 Comments

The army seized power in February from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, but has failed to quell the widespread resistance.

Amnesty urges Newcastle to study Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record
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Amnesty urges Newcastle to study Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record

Oct 15th 2021, 8:22 AM 2,814 Views 7 Comments

The world’s leading human rights organisation wants the club to look into the issue following the club’s controversial acquisition.

Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'
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Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'

Aug 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,658 Views 29 Comments

As China jails Canadian Michael Spavor, human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao catalogues China’s brazen stance on the international stage.

Opinion: As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship
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Opinion: As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 22,502 Views 46 Comments

Many Palestinian children will face violence at the hands of Israeli soldiers and settlers as they return to school.

Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan
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Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan

Aug 21st 2021, 6:45 AM 13,475 Views 23 Comments

The MEP says the EU must reach an agreement on a solidarity mechanism to help Afghan refugees.

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
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Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 45,633 Views 63 Comments

The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.

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

Jun 17th 2021, 4:34 PM 11,140 Views 45 Comments

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

Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country
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Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country

Jun 1st 2021, 8:16 PM 32,209 Views 37 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 PM 9,099 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.

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

May 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 21,093 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2021, 4:48 PM 8,119 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Mar 25th 2021, 11:15 AM 7,859 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.

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

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,914 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.

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

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,675 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.

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

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 18,724 Views 15 Comments

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

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
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Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

Feb 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 20,050 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2021, 1:12 PM 18,194 Views 54 Comments

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

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
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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 21,182 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.

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

Jan 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,519 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.

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
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ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

Jan 19th 2021, 12:38 PM 17,073 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2020, 10:02 AM 27,484 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Oct 14th 2020, 7:59 PM 30,774 Views 25 Comments

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

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official
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Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Aug 11th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,141 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Aug 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,532 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.

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

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 PM 46,106 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 30th 2020, 11:15 AM 29,256 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:24 PM 27,388 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.

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

Jun 20th 2020, 12:30 PM 10,374 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.

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

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,070 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Jun 6th 2020, 1:00 PM 41,409 Views 0 Comments

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

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
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Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 11:59 PM 24,236 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Apr 27th 2020, 8:45 AM 23,988 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:21 AM 8,551 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,487 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Sep 10th 2019, 5:50 PM 5,828 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,077 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,974 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.

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

May 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,574 Views 24 Comments

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

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