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Commission to focus on four themes including promoting access to justice, socio-economic rights, combatting racism, and promoting the rights of persons with disabilities Chief Commissioner voices concern over current challenges to fundamental rights and in relation to reports of barriers to access to legal terminations. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) today […]

• An Coimisiún le díriú ar cheithre théama, lena n-áirítear teacht ar cheartas a chur chun cinn, cearta socheacnamaíocha, ciníochas a shárú, agus cearta daoine faoi mhíchumas a chur chun cinn • Cuireann an Príomh-Choimisinéir imní in iúl faoi dhúshláin reatha na gceart bunúsach agus maidir le tuairiscí faoi bhacainní ar fhoirceannadh dleathach a fháil. […]

The Joint Committee of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, established under the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, has today appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality. Addressing the Oireachtas Members, Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, stated: “Today […]

The State must avoid undue restrictions on civil society organisations engaging in legitimate advocacy, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has stated today in a policy statement issued directly to Minister Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister of State John Paul Phelan T.D. and Oireachtas Members. The Commission has set out its recommendations in […]

€350,000 support for 25 projects supporting intercultural relations and the implementation of the public-sector equality and human rights duty The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has today announced the 25 organisations awarded a total of €350,000 in funding for projects under its Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2018. The grant awards […]

Human Rights and Equality Commission and ESRI Publish Findings New research has shown that Black non-Irish people are five times more likely to experience discrimination when seeking employment in Ireland when compared to White Irish people. Black non-Irish people are over two and a half times more likely to experience discrimination when in employment compared […]

Survey Results Mark International Human Rights Day & 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration People in Ireland overwhelmingly (84%) believe that stronger protections for human rights and equality makes the country a better place to live, with 86% agreeing that they care deeply about making Ireland a fairer place to live, according to a new national […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has made two significant public interventions highlighting the need to make Ireland’s legal framework governing surveillance, data retention, and the disclosure of records held by service providers compliant with human rights law. In 2014, it joined a case in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) […]