Commission Calls on Government to Establish Annual Dáil Statement on Progress on Ireland’s Disability Rights Obligations - IHREC - Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

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Commission also seeks progress on Individual complaints mechanism for people with disabilities under Convention  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has called on the Minister for Equality and the Minister of State for Disability to commit to an annual Dáil statement on how Ireland is meeting its human rights obligations for people…

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission/ESRI Publish First-of-its-Kind Study on Decent Work. 2 June 2021 – New research sets out how young people, people with disabilities, Travellers and East European migrants are at much higher risk of disadvantage around employment, and have less access to what the International Labour Organisation defines as decent work. The…

Commission Granted Right to Appear as Amicus Curiae The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has today been granted leave by the Court of Appeal to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a significant case on the rights of accused persons and procedural safeguards required for a fair trial….

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI), and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) have heard EU exit concerns human rights and equality from civil society organisations from both sides of the border. The ‘Rights After Brexit’ virtual event, hosted by the Centre for Cross Border Studies,…

Step Comes After Years of Advocacy and Engagement 13 May 2021 – The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission warmly welcomes this morning’s news that all of Ireland’s High Street banks will, from today accept State-issued documents for asylum seekers and refugees to be able to open a bank account “without undue difficulty.” Today’s joint…

Commission Makes First EU Contribution as Ireland’s National Rapporteur on Trafficking of Human Beings The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is today providing its first independent update to the European Union on Ireland’s response to tackling the trafficking of human beings. The Commission will set out to EU Partners that the State is currently…

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), along with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), today briefed the Assembly Committee for the Executive Office on their ongoing work on ensuring the protection of equality and human rights following Brexit. The ECNI Chief Commissioner, Geraldine McGahey,…

Bank of Ireland Takes Steps to Provide Access to Accounts for Asylum Seekers – Commission Calls on All High Street Banks to Follow The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission can confirm that following formal engagement with Bank of Ireland, the bank has agreed that it will accept State-issued documents for asylum seekers to be…

Commission Makes Recommendations to Minister and Oireachtas on Proposed Judicial Appointments Law The Attorney General as the Government’s Chief Legal Advisor should not have a role in the process to appoint new Judges, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘The Commission’) has told the Minister for Justice and Oireachtas Members in a recommendations paper…