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Draft ‘Dying with Dignity’ Law Needs Significant Change to Be in Line with Essential Human Rights and Equality Protections. Any law governing physician-assisted dying must be informed by human rights and equality standards, including close consultation with at risk groups, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) has told Oireachtas Members. The Commission…

Proactive engagement needed to address human rights and equality concerns before they become problems People with disabilities are still being left behind, and excluded from decision-making, when it comes to COVID-19 planning by the State, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has today warned. The recent issue of school closures and disabled students’ specific…

Because we’re all human. Means we’re all equal. features 11 people from different backgrounds exploring racism in Ireland The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today launched a significant national awareness campaign “Because we’re all human. Means we’re all equal.” challenging individual and societal attitudes that lead to people from different ethnic…

Defence Forces Failure to Update Discrimination Guidance ‘Beggars Belief” Says WRC  A Captain in the Air Corps working at Baldonnell Aerodrome, who suffered discrimination related to her gender, has been awarded the maximum possible compensation in a ruling published today. Yvonne O’Rourke was represented legally by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission who have…

Commission’s Amicus Curiae Legal Submissions Published Following Hearing The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has published written legal submissions made to the Supreme Court in exercise of its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function. The Commission appeared before the Court in the case of In the Matter of JJ, which concerned medical…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has written to An Taoiseach Michéal Martin TD to support continued efforts to secure a public inquiry which meets international human rights standards, into the murder of Pat Finucane. The Commission has welcomed the Irish Government’s commitment to the Finucane family that work will continue to ensure a…