Our Work

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is Ireland’s national human rights and equality institution. We are an independent public body that accounts directly to the Oireachtas.

Our purpose is to promote and protect human rights and equality in Ireland and build a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding in the State.

The Commission’s founding legislation provides a range of ways to address human rights and equality issues from engagement to enforcement. The Commission aims to bring about change through legal means, policy and legislative advice, awareness and education and partnerships across civil society.

In this section you can learn more about our work