Publications

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:  

By order of Mr Justice Barniville dated 15 October 2018, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission(“the Commission”) was given liberty to intervene as amicus curiase in these proceedings. The case centres on the request from the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) for an immediate moratorium on the grant or renewal of work permits under…

Implementing the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty [English] Dualgas na hEarnála Poiblí um Chomhionannas agus Cearta an Duine a chur i bhfeidhm [Gaeilge]   To request a hard copy of the Guidance document, please send an email to vajovic@IHREC.IE .

The Commission has set out its recommendations in its role as Ireland’s National Human Rights and Equality body, in light of concerns that application of the 1997 Electoral Act (as amended) may be having a chilling effect on the funding and activities of civil society organisations involved in legitimate advocacy. The Commission sets out the…

This report presents an in-depth analysis of discrimination in the labour market to ascertain if certain ethnic groups experience higher rates of work related discrimination than others. Using data from the Equality module of the Quarterly National Household Survey and the Labour Force Survey, this report examines if labour market outcomes differed across ethnic groups…

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Poster

On the 10th of December 2018 the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by…