Emily Logan warmly welcomed as Chief Commissioner of IHREC - IHREC - Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

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Ms Betty Purcell, Acting Chair of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate said “we warmly welcome the announcement of the appointment of Ms Emily Logan as Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and we look forward to working together as a Commission for the promotion and protection of the…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate (IHREC designate) welcomed the robust and thorough examination by the UN Human Rights Committee of Ireland’s record on civil and political rights as set out in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Many of the issues highlighted were concerns also raised by the IHREC Designate…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate (IHREC Designate) today published its submission to Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on the proposed Commission of Investigation to inquire into Mother and Baby Homes. The IHREC Designate is calling for a Commission of Investigation that meets Ireland’s human rights obligations and…

IHREC designate: statutory inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes timely and appropriate 10 June 2014 Press Release The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Designate) (IHREC) considers that a statutory inquiry into revelations concerning the operation of Mother and Baby Homes is both timely and appropriate.  Speaking on the issue, IHREC Acting Chairperson Betty Purcell…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate (IHREC Designate), today, published its submission to the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Justice calling for the establishment of an independent Policing Authority that ensures public confidence and trust in An Garda Síochána and minimises political influence in its operations. Betty Purcell, Acting Chair of the IHREC Designate stated…

Press Release: Immediate Date 16 May 2014 A Human Rights approach to tackling Poverty highlighted in Newry The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission are today holding a conference to highlight the importance of human rights in tackling poverty and social inequality. "A Human Rights Approach to…