Research Reports

The Irish Human rights and Equality Commission’s core statutory role is to promote and protect human rights and equality in Ireland. As such, it is a strategic priority of the Commission, often working with specialists, to make contributions to the knowledge base necessary for better understanding of human rights and equality, and to challenge gaps in protections.

Among the functions set out in Section 10 of The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014, the Commission shall be able “to undertake, sponsor, commission or provide financial or other assistance for research […]”  and “prepare and publish, in such manner as it sees fit, reports including reports on any research undertaken, sponsored, commissioned or assisted by it […]”.

This sections sets out research reports.

Who experiences discrimination in Ireland? Evidence from the QNHS Equality Modules

Who experiences discrimination?  is the first in a series of pieces of research prepared for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), as part of the Commission’s Research Programme on Human Rights and Equality.

 

 

Ireland and the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture

Ireland signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) on 2nd October 2007 but has yet to ratify this instrument. Ten years on, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has commissioned research on OPCAT and Ireland, authored by Professor Rachel Murray, Director of the Human Rights Implementation Centre in Bristol Law School, and Dr. Elina Steinerte.

 

Establishing a Monitoring Framework in Ireland for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) contains an important innovation in Article 33, which requires states to establish national mechanisms to implement, to coordinate and to monitor progress in achieving the aims of the Convention.

 

 

Research Funded by the Commission’s Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme

The Commission also supports research activities through its Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme. To see the lists of projects awarded funding under this scheme, please see the following links:

Human Rights and Equality Grant Awardees 2016

Human Rights and Equality Grant Awardees 2017