The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in association with the National Youth Council of Ireland are inviting young people – aged 16-24 – to tell us how the Irish Government could create a more just and equal society that is free from racial discrimination. Ireland committed to end racial discrimination when it ratified the […]

WATCH View our Live Stream of the event from 10.00 on 28 November DATE Wednesday, 28 November 2018 — TIME 09.30 (registration) – 12.45 (close, followed by lunch) — VENUE The Science Gallery, Pearse St, Dublin 2 Social media facilitates the rapid spread of ideas online, and hate speech is no exception. Protecting human rights […]

In November 2017, the Commission hosted information events in Dublin and Limerick events to assist public bodies in understanding their statutory obligation to implement the Public Sector Human Rights and Equality Duty under Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. The events provided valuable information and guidance, including keynote presentations […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was delighted to return once again to the National Ploughing Championships this year, held in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Participation is a fundamental value underpinning our operations. Listening to the public’s views and starting conversations on human rights and equality is a cornerstone of our work. Our thanks […]

Ireland’s second examination under the UN Convention against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment  (UNCAT) took place on July 28th 2017, in the Palais Wilson in Geneva. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission hosted a live screening event in its offices to mark the occasion. This afforded Commission staff to […]

On June 29th 2017, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission hosted an Open Day to coincide with the launch of its Annual Report 2016. Members of civil society and the public sector joined Commission Members and staff to interact, share information and discuss the work of the Commission.  

On April 5th, the Commission hosted an evening seminar with UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy Professor Joseph Cannataci entitled “Government Surveillance Attitudes From a National and International Perspective.” The seminar was well attended by legal and data privacy professionals. The Commission also provided the ground floor space for Professor Cannataci to conduct high level meetings […]

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This February, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will  present its parallel report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. We’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone who contributed to our consultation on women’s rights and gender equality last year. Reading your submissions and hearing your stories greatly contributed to our report. Please […]

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Thanks to all our speakers, participants and guests for your contributions and valuable insights at this event, which took place on 1st February. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was delighted to host this timely seminar and to bring together policy-makers, civil society representatives, state agencies and people with a lived experience of migration and […]