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#Human Rights

From TheJournal.ie 'Ibrahim is a young, funny Dublin man but begrudgers believe being Irish is qualified by skin colour, name and religion' Opinion

'Ibrahim is a young, funny Dublin man but begrudgers believe being Irish is qualified by skin colour, name and religion'

After three years and 14 trial delays, it’s time for the government to intervene fully, writes MEP Lynn Boylan.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris has apologised to Amanda Mellet in the Dáil UN Abortion Case

Simon Harris has apologised to Amanda Mellet in the Dáil

The Health Minister also revealed that he wishes Ireland would allow for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities.

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision Progress Report

Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision

173 recommendations for improving the Direct Provision system were put forward last year.

From TheJournal.ie We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint Human Rights

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint

The 22-year-old says she was drugged and raped but she is being held on suspicion of adultery.

From TheJournal.ie UN: Ireland must compensate woman forced to travel abroad for abortion Human Rights

UN: Ireland must compensate woman forced to travel abroad for abortion

The UN’s Human Rights Commission says Ireland must stop this situation happening.

From TheJournal.ie '1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison Human Rights

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty Judgment Day

Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty

We’re likely to receive a hammering on issues including abortion, disabilities, Traveller rights, education and homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie Award-winning environmentalist shot dead in her home after receiving death threats Assassination

Award-winning environmentalist shot dead in her home after receiving death threats

The mother of four previously had an around-the-clock guard but recently switched to an occasional security detail.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints' Opinion

'I'm an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints'

Alex Dunne has been in the West Bank for over 40 days now, collecting stories of stories of military incursions, night raids, and settler attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work Delete Delete Delete

Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work

The ruling comes after a Romanian engineer was fired over private Yahoo Messenger chats.

From TheJournal.ie Mass murderer Anders Breivik taking case against state over prison conditions Norway

Mass murderer Anders Breivik taking case against state over prison conditions

He killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia Churchill's Sneeze

Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia

Apparently women drivers could “undermine social values”.

From TheJournal.ie Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year Mass Displacement

Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year

One out of every 122 humans alive today is someone who has been forced to flee their home.

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option Pragmatic Baptism

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option

One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.

From TheJournal.ie How much do you know about Human Rights Day? Sponsored By IHREC This post contains a poll

How much do you know about Human Rights Day?

One in five Irish people say they don’t understand their human rights under Irish law.

From TheJournal.ie Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl Switzerland

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality Landmark Ruling

Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality

“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”

From TheJournal.ie What are political leaders waiting for? It's time to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws Opinion

What are political leaders waiting for? It's time to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Abortion is a sensitive subject., but there are many reasons why the laws need to be overhauled, writes Julien Mercille.

From TheJournal.ie 'If I don’t have papers I won’t be able to study after the Leaving Cert' Human Rights

'If I don’t have papers I won’t be able to study after the Leaving Cert'

An undocumented teenager says she doesn’t want handouts, just the chance to reach her full potential.

From TheJournal.ie Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death Afghanistan

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death

The killing happened in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

From TheJournal.ie 'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men' Opinion

'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'

Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've lived in a house with mould, damp and sewage, until I said, no more' Opinion

'I've lived in a house with mould, damp and sewage, until I said, no more'

Debbie Mulhall has lived in Dublin 8 all her life and says she accepted her living conditions until she was told she had rights.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me' Opinion

'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me'

Pat Kelly, aged 72, cared for his parents for most of his life. Now, he struggles to make ends meet and fears the rise in crime in his area.

From TheJournal.ie A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man The Remnants

A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

From TheJournal.ie Mexico's government says corrupt cops kidnapped 43 students and burned them - investigators disagree Kidnapping

Mexico's government says corrupt cops kidnapped 43 students and burned them - investigators disagree

The medical and legal experts from Spain and Latin America said they don’t believe the official story.

From TheJournal.ie 'Africa's North Korea' — the worst regime you've never heard of Eritrea

'Africa's North Korea' — the worst regime you've never heard of

Thousands of refugees are trying to escape.

From TheJournal.ie Leaked emails show Irish Defence Forces held talks with controversial hacking company Surveillance

Leaked emails show Irish Defence Forces held talks with controversial hacking company

Hacking Team sells viruses to repressive governments, but the Defence Forces say they never bought anything.

From TheJournal.ie A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence Abortion

A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence

A substantial proportion of people did not know it is a crime to get an abortion when a woman’s life is not at risk.

From TheJournal.ie People have lost years of their lives in Direct Provision - here is how it could end Hope

People have lost years of their lives in Direct Provision - here is how it could end

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has called for a streamlining of the system

From TheJournal.ie 'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice' World Refugee Day

'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice'

More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.

From TheJournal.ie Those involved in the Troubles should not be part of investigating unresolved deaths Opinion

Those involved in the Troubles should not be part of investigating unresolved deaths

The proposed Historical Investigations Unit must be entirely independent in order to give justice to victims.

From TheJournal.ie UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion Human Rights

UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion

The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.

From TheJournal.ie International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today Close Scrutiny

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused? Survivors

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

From TheJournal.ie Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa? Money Talks

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?

The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny Opinion

Ireland's attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny

A Civil Society report will be presented in Geneva next week.

From TheJournal.ie The UN is reviewing Ireland's protection of rights – how will we fare? Opinion

The UN is reviewing Ireland's protection of rights – how will we fare?

We take a closer look at the economic, social and cultural rights situation for three Irish social groups, as they stand today.

From TheJournal.ie Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?) Beacon Of Light

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

We have an awful lot of work to do…

From TheJournal.ie "The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated" Column

"The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated"

The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.