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From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court allows convicted terrorist to appeal attempt by government to revoke his Irish citizenship Human Rights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official Security Laws

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland Gardaí

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated' Human Rights

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May Emergency Powers

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

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

From TheJournal.ie Human rights watchdog calls for more oversight into new Garda powers during Covid-19 crisis Human Rights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie High Court in Belfast rules Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights Human Rights

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

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'

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Inspection of mental health residences describes 'bare, musty' bedrooms Human Rights

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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