Press Releases

Dr Maurice Manning, President of the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) addressed the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Wednesday 23 February 2011. Dr Manning called on the Irish State to produce an adequately resourced National Action Plan on Human Rights that would coherently and systematically combat racial discrimination, and involve the…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today briefed the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Ireland’s record on combating racial discrimination in advance of the Committee’s examination of Ireland’s 3rd and 4th combined periodic reports to the UN on its efforts to meet its human rights obligations under the Convention…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) appears today before the High Court as amicus curiae (non-partisan friend of the court) in human rights proceedings entitled E.D. v. The Director of Public Prosecutions. The case concerns the operation of Section 12 of the Immigration Act 2004. This provision makes it a criminal offence for a non-national…

  The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) praised the work of the Dignity Project, led by the Immigrant Council of Ireland and the Dublin Employment Pact, to achieve a more co-ordinated and integrated approach to tackling prostitution and trafficking in Ireland. In particular, the Project has promoted greater inter-agency partnership (among policing, health, accommodation and…

Welcome to the winter edition of the Irish Human Rights Commission’s (IHRC) Human Rights E-Bulletin. The IHRC is Ireland’s National Human Rights Institution with a statutory remit under the Human Rights Commission Act 2000 to ensure that the human rights of all people in Ireland are promoted and protected in law, policy and practice. This…

The Equality Authority today welcomed the publication of the Law Reform Commission’s recommendations on Legal Aspects of Family Relationships. The Equality Authority made a substantial submission to the Commission on this matter which can be viewed on http://www.equality.ie/index.asp?docID=851 ‘The Equality Authority welcomes the progression of extended family rights set out in this report and urges…