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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has been granted leave by the Court of Appeal to exercise its Amicus Curiae (‘friend of the court’) function, in an important case relating to anti-social behaviour orders. The case centres on the operation of Part 11 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006, which allows for…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) recently provided legal assistance to a US national and disability advocate, who was granted leave last October by the High Court to challenge an immigration decision by way of judicial review. The applicant sought to challenge the decision of the Minister for Justice to refuse an…

Thug Coimisiún na hÉireann um Chearta an Duine agus Comhionannas (‘an Coimisiún’) cabhair dhlíthiúil le deireanaí do náisiúnach de SAM agus tacadóir míchumais, ar thug an Ard-Chúirt cead di mí Dheireadh Fómhair seo caite dúshlán a thabhairt in aghaidh cinneadh imirce trí athbhreithniú breithiúnach. D’fhéach an t-iarratasóir le hagóid a dhéanamh in aghaidh chinneadh an…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has been granted leave by the Supreme Court to exercise its Amicus Curiae (‘friend of the court’) function, in an important case relating to adoption and the constitutional rights of the child. The case centres on the adoption of a minor known as B, who has…

Sheol Coimisiún na hÉireann um Chearta an Duine agus Comhionannas (“an Coimisiún”) feachtas feasachta náisiúnta suntasach inniu dar teideal Cúram a Dhéanamh den Chomhionannas. Is é seo an tríú cuid den tsraith feachtas “Mar gur daoine muid ar fad, is mar a chéile muid ar fad”. Cé gur dhírigh na feachtais roimhe seo ar mheonta…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today launched a significant national awareness campaign entitled Care About Equality. This is the third in the “Because we’re all human/ Means we’re all equal” series of campaigns. While previous campaigns focussed on attitudes to racism and disability, Care About Equality challenges entrenched societal attitudes towards…