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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

Wed 7:00 AM 15,431 Views 11 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

Tue 12:38 PM 16,754 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 27,289 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 30,497 Views 23 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 23,120 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 11,495 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 45,573 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 29,145 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 27,146 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 10,316 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 18,329 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 40,708 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 24,175 Views 50 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 23,927 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 8,530 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 8,474 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 5,815 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 8,063 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 13,914 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 10,549 Views 24 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,601 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.

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

May 6th 2019, 11:03 AM 24,701 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,423 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.

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

Jan 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,271 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.

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

Jan 24th 2019, 2:23 PM 19,457 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Jan 8th 2019, 9:14 AM 6,689 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Updated Dec 28th 2018, 10:44 AM 89,876 Views 89 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”.

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

Nov 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 14,338 Views 0 Comments

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

Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders
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Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders

Nov 1st 2018, 10:42 PM 32,955 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2018, 11:04 AM 17,308 Views 68 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 19,502 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jun 19th 2018, 10:53 PM 22,778 Views 113 Comments

The US claimed that the UN is biased against Israel.

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

Jun 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 52,756 Views 49 Comments

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.

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

Jun 9th 2018, 10:00 AM 15,146 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Jun 7th 2018, 6:10 AM 6,545 Views 22 Comments

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

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'
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Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

Jun 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 7,703 Views 5 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 26,826 Views 120 Comments

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.

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

May 13th 2018, 3:30 PM 9,544 Views 1 Comment

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

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

May 6th 2018, 7:30 AM 42,198 Views 26 Comments

‘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.’

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

Apr 25th 2018, 9:17 AM 14,020 Views 25 Comments

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

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