Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and Daft Media Limited Set Aside Legal Action, and Daft agree to roll out Procedures to ensure no Discriminatory Property Advertisements - IHREC - Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) and Daft Media Limited (‘Daft’) have reached agreement in relation to property advertisements that are potentially in breach of equality legislation. This follows from a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) decision, dated 6 August 2019, which ruled in favour of the Commission, and subsequent engagement between the…

Disability discrimination the highest area of public contact representing 54% of all equality related concerns COVID-focused work on emergency legislation; policing of pandemic-related powers and issues faced by people with disabilities and others. New role as Ireland’s National Rapporteur on the Trafficking of Human Beings Work in the courts on family reunification, the rights of…

Reviews Across Local Authorities Recommends Systemic Change The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today published accounts of equality reviews for Ireland’s local authorities, focused on their provision of Traveller-specific accommodation to Members of the Traveller Community. The accounts are published today with the Commission’s Annual Report, and include specific recommendations for…

Latest State Report Risks Giving Incorrect Impression that Victims Have Been Redressed, While Government’s Actions Point to Ongoing State Barriers The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) has told the Council of Europe’s highest body, its Council of Ministers, that Ireland continues to withhold redress from alleged victims of sexual abuses in schools…

Commission’s Amicus Curiae Legal Submissions Published Following Hearing The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has published written legal submissions to the Court of Criminal Appeal in exercise of 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…

National Rapporteur on Trafficking of Human Beings Responds to US State Department’s 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission  (“The Commission”) has responded with concern to the US State Departments 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report, published today, which confirms that Ireland is to remain for the second year running on…

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….