Press Releases

A ground-breaking new Professional Diploma Course in Human Rights and Equality has been launched today by the Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Emily Logan. The new course, developed in collaboration with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) has already seen huge demand, with a first intake of over 50 students […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), having welcomed the May 2016 Programme for Government commitments to advance equality and human rights proofing, has today urged Government to continue to progress the use of budgetary processes to build foundations for future budgets to advance human rights and equality. The Commission welcomes the Government’s Budget […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) today announced the 25 organisations awarded funding in the inaugural Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2016.  The grant scheme was established by the Commission to provide financial assistance to bodies to carry out activities to promote human rights and equality. Almost 300 applications were received and […]

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) from University College Dublin(UCD). Every year UCD awards honorary degrees to candidates who have attained outstanding distinction in their professional and creative fields including the arts, science, technology and industry. The Academic Council […]

Ireland’s compliance with UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) under scrutiny Regional consultations with diverse groups of women across country Invitation to participate in IHREC online survey of views and experiences The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has embarked on a nationwide consultation with diverse groups of […]

First annual report of the Commission laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas Report records 2,173 public queries, 45 ongoing legal assistance cases and five amicus curiae cases in Superior Courts, 14 UN and international committee engagements The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has laid its Annual Report 2015 before the Houses of the […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been invited to attend the Select Committee today as part of its process of increasing scrutiny and accountability of the budgetary process. Members of the Committee have invited Commission representatives to attend the meeting in Committee Room 3, Leinster House at 4pm today (Tuesday, 21st June), to […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has recommended that the Government move without further delay to fully implement the recommendations of the Working Group on Direct Provision to enhance compliance with international human rights standards. The report of the Working Group on Direct Provision, chaired by Dr Bryan McMahon, retired High Court judge was […]

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has published its views on termination of pregnancy in a foreign country.  The UN Human Rights Committee, a group of independent experts, issued their findings following a communication from Amanda Mellet in 2013. Ms Mellet had been informed in 2011 that her foetus would die in utero or shortly […]

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