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Date: 31 May – 1 June 2012 Venue: Strasbourg – Council of Europe, Agora Building Organised by: the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe Participants: representatives of member States’ independent authorities (specialised bodies) combating racism and discrimination on grounds of ethnic origin, colour, citizenship, religion and language (racial discrimination),…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today confirmed before the High Court that it will be intervening as amicus curiae in a case concerning the rights of a person defined as a "voluntary patient" under the Mental Health Act 2001, but who in fact was being treated in a locked ward which he could not…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today welcomed the publication of the Report of the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector and in particular recommendations that will lead to a greater diversity in school type in Ireland. Dr Maurice Manning, President of the IHRC said "the report is extremely detailed and the…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has granted legal representation to a family member of a man who died while on temporary release from prison to appear before the Coroners Court. In granting the legal representation, the IHRC took into account that the State has no formal system for granting legal aid to next of…