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#Human Rights

From TheJournal.ie Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

From TheJournal.ie "In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous." Opinion

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

From TheJournal.ie Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: 'Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened ' Opinion

Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: 'Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened '

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video Censored

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video

“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”

From TheJournal.ie ECHR rules detention of Irish citizens for terror offences not unlawful Europe

ECHR rules detention of Irish citizens for terror offences not unlawful

Colin Duffy, Gabriel Magee and Teresa Magee were held without charge for 12 days.

From TheJournal.ie The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record Review Time

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.

From TheJournal.ie Three Indian police officers arrested for raping a model inside a police station Women's Rights

Three Indian police officers arrested for raping a model inside a police station

It is being reported locally today that the woman and her boyfriend also had €7,360 extorted from them.

From TheJournal.ie Today's top stories in 6 seconds News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker Red Light

Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker

Northern Ireland brought in new laws first and the Republic has followed.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia Opinion

The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia

Colombia has over 5,000 political prisoners, many of them jailed on sweeping charges of “rebellion”.

From TheJournal.ie We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM Southern Hospitality

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's abortion laws 'fail on a human rights level' Human Rights

Ireland's abortion laws 'fail on a human rights level'

The report also has some things to say about arms from the West.

From TheJournal.ie Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea... but is it really? Health

Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea... but is it really?

Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?

From TheJournal.ie Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

From TheJournal.ie 17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies Abortion

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies

The country has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt Human Rights

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt

The human rights lawyer faced pressure over a fact-finding mission she was involved in looking at the country’s power structures.

From TheJournal.ie Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce 1984 State Papers

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce

Ireland wanted to ‘avoid a situation’ where it was found to be in breach of its international commitments.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable. Children

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.

Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead Abortion

Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead

Pregnancy isn’t as black and white as we would like. There are fatal foetal abnormalities, health risks, complications, and pregnancy from rape and incest. In each instance our laws allow one outcome: have the child.

From TheJournal.ie UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision Asylum Seeking

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea 'experiments on disabled people before leaving them to die' Disappeared

North Korea 'experiments on disabled people before leaving them to die'

A rare insight into lives of deprivation, hunger and abuse in North Korea was heard at an event to mark Human Rights Day.

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority Discrimination

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

From TheJournal.ie Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’ Torture

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year One Hundred And Eleven Welcomes

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year

But rejected the applications of 197.

From TheJournal.ie Most people around the world think the internet is a human right Human Rights

Most people around the world think the internet is a human right

This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests Ferguson

Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests

“The world is watching America”

From TheJournal.ie Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court Human Rights

Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted permission to appear as a friend to the court in the extradition proceedings.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words Redress

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK Torture Files

Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK

Amnesty International say the deadline for a case to be taken is approaching.

From TheJournal.ie This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you 007

This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you

Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity The Hague

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.

From TheJournal.ie High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights Ruling

High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights

The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.

From TheJournal.ie Paedophile told by court that castration was not a punishment Czech Republic

Paedophile told by court that castration was not a punishment

European Court of Human Rights says it was part of the protective measures ordered by a Czech court.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country Prisoners

Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country

Torture, as well as being abhorrent, doesn’t actually work: it yields unreliable results and can damage subsequent intelligence gathering.

From TheJournal.ie Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence Human Rights

Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence

President Michael D Higgins will appoint Emily Logan as chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse Human Rights

Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse

It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.

From TheJournal.ie This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue Turkey

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue

Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail? Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Raftery's articles are set to be re-published online Investigative Journalism

Mary Raftery's articles are set to be re-published online

The journalist’s documentaries ‘States of Fear’ and ‘Cardinal Sins’ highlighted child abuse in schools and the Catholic Church.