Press Releases

‘Housing Assistance’ incorporated as new ground for protection under equality law Landlords, letting agencies and property advertisers can no longer discriminate in advertising Significant step towards recognition of socio-economic rights in equality legislation The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has today alerted landlords and accommodation advertisers of their legal responsibility to ensure that the […]

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child publishes its ‘Concluding Observations’ on Ireland’s record on children’s rights, following the State’s hearing in Geneva last month ‘Concluding Observations’ reflect several crucial gaps in Ireland’s child rights regime highlighted to the Committee by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) ‘Concluding Observations’ form major list […]

Commission launches its first strategy statement following a nationwide consultation with public, community groups and NGOs Five strategic goals to underpin the Commission’s aim for an inclusive Ireland Contributions from key rights-holders and music from community project   The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) today (Tuesday) launched its first strategy statement which covers […]

Commission recommends vetting of State contracts for children’s services on UN human rights standards Ireland’s record under Convention scrutinised at UN hearing in Geneva UN evaluation of Ireland’s compliance informed by Commission report The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has recommended the State reform its procurement of services for children, to ensure private contractors […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has expressed its deep concern in relation to the situation of Ibrahim Halawa, a 19 year old Irish citizen who has been detained without trial in Egypt for over two years. The Commission considers the circumstances of Ibrahim’s arrest and ongoing detention to give rise to a number […]

Ireland’s record under Convention to be examined at UN hearings in Geneva next month Commission concern at State outsourcing of children’s services in health, care work, immigration and asylum  Report will inform UN evaluation on Ireland’s compliance with Convention standards The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has today outlined its observations and recommendations on […]

Commission accredited as an “A” status national human rights institution (NHRI) “A” status confers speaking rights at the UN Human Rights Council “A” status members hold voting and speaking rights at human rights treaty bodies and other UN organs  Commission eligible for any future speaking rights at the General Assembly The Chief Commissioner of the […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has submitted its views and recommendations on the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2015, to inform debate on the legislation in the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Commission welcomes publication of the 2015 Bill, which proposes measures to give practical effect to the existing right of children to […]

Commission welcomes Ireland’s signature and encourages implementation of reforms and legislation to ensure Ireland ratifies without delay The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has today welcomed Ireland’s signature of the Istanbul Convention as a first step towards full ratification of the Convention. Important progress has been made by the State, specifically in the General […]

Page 5 of 53« First...34567...102030...Last »