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A new teaching resource Spotlight on Stereotyping is being launched today by the Equality Authority in partnership with the Professional Development Support for Teachers (PDST). Spotlight on Stereotypingwas developed for the Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) curriculum. It supports young people to explore and understand the impact that stereotyping can have on themselves and […]

European National Human Rights Institutions welcome Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on mental capacity and human rights The European Group of National Human Rights Institutions (European Group) today welcomed the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of DD v Lithuania, as a significant clarification of the human […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today welcomed the decision of the High Court to consult the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU Court) on the extent to which a national court is required by EU Treaties to inquire into and assess the compatibility of the implementing measures under an EU Directive with […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC), today, welcomed the settlement reached in a case it supported between a local authority, the State, and an individual with a significant intellectual disability. The settlement will ensure the man is properly housed by the local authority rather than being made homeless. The IHRC granted the man legal assistance […]

This study looks at equality policies and flexible working arrangements in Irish workplaces. How prevalent are they? Do they have any benefits for workers and the organisations they work for? Has the recession changed the situation? The report first maps the incidence of formal equality policies and flexible working arrangements in 2009 and how this […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has recommended to Government that it should ensure that all children have effective access to primary and secondary schools in their local catchment area. In its submission to the Department of Education and Skills ‘Discussion Paper on a Regulatory Framework for School Enrolment’, the IHRC noted that 97% of […]

The Working Group on the establishment of the new, enhanced Human Rights and Equality Commission is seeking input and ideas from civil society, members of the public and those interested in the future of human rights and equality in Ireland, on key questions arising from their Terms of Reference. This consultation process will help to […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) was today granted permission by the High Court to appear as amicus curiae (non-partisan friend of the court) in the proceedings B.G. v District Judge Catherine Murphy, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ireland and the Attorney General pursuant to Section 8(h) of the Human Rights Commission Act 2000. The […]

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