Publications

This is an Easy to Read version of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s submission to the United Nations on Ireland and the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). This publication was developed by Ace Communication for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in partnership with people with disabilities.

European Survey Data on Attitudes to Equality and Human Rights: Technical Paper This report was prepared for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission by the Economic and Social Research Institute as part of the Research Programme on Human Rights and Equality. The report seeks to map the availability of Irish data on attitudes to…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission published our independent report of Ireland’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).  This comprehensive report assesses Ireland’s performance on combatting racial discrimination, making over 150 recommendations for State action. Ireland ratified this UN Convention in 2000, and was last…

Fagan V. Dublin City Council

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was granted liberty to appear in this appeal as amicus curiae on 29 July 2019, in accordance with section 10(2)(e) of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014.

MKFS v. the Minister for Justice and Equality

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) was granted liberty to appear in this appeal as amicus curiae in accordance with section 10(2)(e) of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. The case (MKFS v. the Minister for Justice and Equality) has been appealed directly from the High Court to the…

Evolving Justice Arrangements Post-Brexit

The research, “Evolving Justice Arrangements Post-Brexit” commissioned by the Joint Committee of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission was carried out by academics at the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde and Queen’s University Belfast. It focuses on justice and security cooperation measures across five areas including the European…

Artur Celmer v. Minister for Justice and Equality

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, in its legal submissions as amicus curiae to the Supreme Court in the case Artur Celmer v. Minister for Justice and Equality, seeks to assist the Court by considering the importance of EU law, in particular the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, in the context of extradition proceedings…

Caring and Unpaid Work in Ireland

This report examines Irish data collected over more than a decade to investigate involvement in unpaid work in the areas of childcare, care of older adults or those with a disability, and housework. It also looks at how people’s involvement has changed over time, and how Ireland compares to other EU Member States. Caring and…

AC and Others vrs Cork University Hospital and Others

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘IHREC’) was granted liberty to appear in these appeals as amicus curiae in accordance with section 10(2)(e) of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 by Order dated 17 October 2018. The case is expected to explore the nature and extent of the rights and protections…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) was granted liberty to appear in this appeal as amicus curiae in accordance with section 10(2)(e) of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. The case (Sweeney v. Minister for Justice, Ireland and the Attorney General) has been appealed directly from the High Court…

Marie Daly v. Nano Nagle School

On the 9th October 2018, the Human Rights and Equality Commission was granted liberty to appear before the Supreme Court as amicus curiae on in the below case. The Commission made three sets of legal submissions to the Supreme Court, listed below: