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Grant Scheme 2022-2023 Guidance Document

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The Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide the Joint Committee on Justice with its submission on the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill which it hopes will assist the Committee in its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill. The Commission has previously raised a number of human rights and equality issues arising in…

The Commission previously made a submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in October 2019, in respect of Ireland’s combined fifth to ninth periodic reports under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. In its 2019 Concluding Observations, the Committee requested that the Government of Ireland provide…

The Code of Practice has been prepared by IHREC with the approval of the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and after consultation with relevant organisations representing equality interests. The code seeks to promote the development and implementation of policies and procedures that establish working environments free of harassment in which the dignity…

Code of Practice on Equal Pay

This Code of Practice has been prepared by IHREC with the approval of the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and after consultation with relevant organisations representing equality interests. The code seeks to promote the development and implementation of procedures that establish workplaces where employees receive equal pay for like work. The code…

Ráiteas Straitéise 2022–2024

Ráiteas Straitéise 2022–2024 Sainaithnítear sa ráiteas straitéise seo na réimsí seo a leanas a chreidimid ba cheart tús áite a thabhairt dóibh laistigh de chomhthéacs ár gcuid oibre. Tosaíocht Straitéiseach 1: Comhionannas geilleagrach Féachfaimid le comhionannas geilleagrach níos fearr a bhaint amach i dtithíocht, fostaíocht, ioncam agus le haghaidh cúramóirí Tosaíocht Straitéiseach 2: Ceartas Cosnóimid…

Strategy Statement 2022-2024

IHREC Strategy Statement 2022-2024 This Strategy Statement identifies the following areas which we believe deserve to be prioritised within the context of our work. Economic equality We will seek greater economic equality in housing, employment, income and for carers Justice We will defend access to justice and the rule of law in the international protection…

Is it discriminatory that the parents of a child with a severe disability, who needs continual care, be refused access to the Domiciliary Care Allowance (‘DCA’) because of the time the child has spent in hospital? The Supreme Court on 18 January 2022 heard arguments in a significant disability rights case where the Irish Human…

Recommendations on the Review of the Equality Acts

In June 2021, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth announced a review of the Equality Acts, including the Equal Status Acts 2000-2018  and the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015. In our role as Ireland’s National Equality Body ,The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission welcomes the opportunity to make this initial submission on the…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission(‘the Commission’)is both the “A”status National Human Rights Institution(‘NHRI’)and the National Equality Body for Ireland under EU equality legislation,This submission provides the Committee with key issues identified by the Commission to inform its preparation of the List of Issues for Ireland, due to be adopted by the Committee at…

As Ireland’s national human rights and equality body, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission carried out this survey as part of its mandate to protect and promote human rights and equality in Ireland.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in December 2021  has told the Council of Europe’s highest body, its Council of Ministers, that a new State Redress scheme designed to meet obligations to survivors of abuse in schools has a number of significant flaws, which mean it continues to fail survivors seven years after the…

Bernard McDonagh and Helen McDonagh v Clare County Council

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has argued before the Supreme Court as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) that Clare County Council failed in its statutory obligations to properly and proportionately assess the rights of a Traveller family before moving to evict them from a site in the county, in the case of Bernard…