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The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today told the United Nations Human Rights Council that progress on implementing the recommendations set out in the Report on Ireland’s Universal Periodic Review should underscore Ireland’s application for membership of the Human Rights Council. In its oral and written presentations, the IHRC drew the Human Rights Council’s attention…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today made a third party submission to the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Magee v Ireland (Application no. 53743/09) as amicus curiae. The case concerns the denial of legal aid for inquest proceedings to the mother of a man who died in Garda Custody in…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today welcomed the judgment by the Supreme Court in Donegan v Dublin City Council & Ors which upheld the High Court’s Judgment that section 62 of the Housing Act 1966 infringes Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Section 62 of the Housing Act permits a local…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today published its Observations on the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 ("LSRA Bill 2011"), calling for the independence of the proposed Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) to be further strengthened. The IHRC submitted its Observations on the LSRA Bill 2011 to Mr Alan Shatter T.D., Minister for Justice, Equality…

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…

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…