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Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Appears Before Supreme Court as Amicus Curiae The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a significant case on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodations made in […]

Human Rights and Equality Commission Welcomes the State’s ratification of Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has today welcomed the State’s ratification of the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The Commission […]

€350,000 Programme Will Support Projects to Advance Economic and Social Rights Across Housing, Health and Decent Work Organisations across Ireland who work on issues of human rights and equality are being invited to apply to the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) will award small […]

Ireland Secures Chair of Forty-Four Member Human Rights Network The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) will today take on the Chair of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) representing forty-four national human rights bodies across Council of Europe Member States. Chief Commissioner Emily Logan, representing the Commission, will take […]

Commission to focus on four themes including promoting access to justice, socio-economic rights, combatting racism, and promoting the rights of persons with disabilities Chief Commissioner voices concern over current challenges to fundamental rights and in relation to reports of barriers to access to legal terminations. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) today […]

• An Coimisiún le díriú ar cheithre théama, lena n-áirítear teacht ar cheartas a chur chun cinn, cearta socheacnamaíocha, ciníochas a shárú, agus cearta daoine faoi mhíchumas a chur chun cinn • Cuireann an Príomh-Choimisinéir imní in iúl faoi dhúshláin reatha na gceart bunúsach agus maidir le tuairiscí faoi bhacainní ar fhoirceannadh dleathach a fháil. […]

The Joint Committee of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, established under the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, has today appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality. Addressing the Oireachtas Members, Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, stated: “Today […]