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Ms Joan Salmon today won her case in relation to victimisation under the Equal Status Act 2000 against Para-Equestrian Ireland. Judge Katherine Delahunt found in her favour in a circuit Court Appeal of a previous equality tribunal decision. Ms Salmon was awarded €3,500 and Para Equestrian Ireland were ordered to readmit her to membership of…

The Human Rights Commission and Law Society of Ireland will jointly host a conference on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) Act 2003 in Dublin on Saturday, 16th October. The conference will review the impact of the ECHR Act which has been in operation since the beginning of this year. It will review its…

The Irish Human Rights Commission welcomes the publication of the Disability Bill. Its President, Maurice Manning, stated that "since disability is one of our key concerns we are naturally anxious to ensure that the human rights of persons with disabilities are fully respected in major legislative proposals such as this. The Commission has closely followed…

Non- National Dismissed because of Alleged Theft of Bananas – Labour Court Points to Positive Duties on Employers The Equality Authority has welcomed the recent decision of the Labour Court which found that Aderonke Rasaq had been discriminated against in her dismissal by Campbell Catering. The Labour Court finding identified a positive duty on employers…

Additional safeguards required in the Transfer of Execution of Sentences Bill 2003 The Human Rights Commission forwarded on 2nd June 2004 its observations on the Transfer of Execution of Sentences Bill 2003 to Mr. Michael McDowell, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. The purpose of the Bill as set out in the Explanatory Memorandum…

Equality Bill 2004

Equality Bill 2004 may undermine existing non-discrimination protections The Human Rights Commission forwarded on 2nd June 2004 its observations on the Equality Bill 2004 to Mr. Michael McDowell, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. The Equality Bill 2004 is being introduced against a legislative backdrop of significant achievement at the national level in recent…

The Human Rights Commission issued today its observations on the proposed Referendum on Citizenship. On the 7th April, 2004, the President of the Commission, Dr. Maurice Manning wrote to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform expressing concern regarding a number of aspects of the proposed referendum. On April 13th, the Commission was requested…

Statement of Dr. Maurice Manning, President, Irish Human Rights Commission, on the appointment of the Hon. Judge Maureen Harding Clark as a member of the Irish Human Rights Commission. I wish to warmly welcome, on behalf of the Commission, the appointment, by the Government, of Judge Maureen Harding Clark as a member of the Irish…

Report Launch on Monday 5 April 2004 at 11.30a.m. in the St Stephens Green Room of the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2. Immigration is one of the most important challenges facing Ireland and other member states of the European Union. The extent to which a state through its laws and policies provides for and protects the…

Irish Human Rights Commission and National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism strongly encourage the Government to ensure that the human rights ofmigrant workers and their families are fully protected in forthcoming legislation Report Launch on Monday 5 April 2004 at 11.30a.m. in the St Stephens Green Room of the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2. Immigration…