Publications

Evaluation of the Implementation of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission – June 2022 The Commission, as independent Rapporteur on trafficking , is delighted to bring the first Evaluation of the Implementation of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive report on the States’ actions to combat human trafficking. With this new function, the…

Ireland and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights The purpose of this parallel report on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to the UN Human Rights Committee is to update the Committee on relevant developments since the adoption of its List of Issues on Ireland in January 2021. It follows…

The consolidation of Garda powers touches upon a number of rights and equality issues. The Commission advises that the precise scope of the powers provided to An Garda Síochána needs to be outlined within the legislation, as opposed to being addressed in codes of practice. Additionally, a clear distinction needs to be maintained between ordinary…

Submission on the General Scheme of the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill In its recommendations published in May 2022 on the General Scheme of the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill, the Commission notes that the General Scheme both engages and interferes with a number of fundamental human rights, protected under the Constitution and international human rights laws….

This simplified information note seeks to provide guidance to bereaved families in their engagement with the inquest (death investigation) process conducted by a coroner under the Coroners Acts 1962-2020. It aims to simplify, but does not replace the information provided in the Information on the Rights of Families at Inquest Information Note. It seeks to…

Information on the Rights of Families at Inquests

This information note seeks to provide guidance to bereaved families in their engagement with the inquest (death investigation) process conducted by a coroner under the Coroners Acts 1962-2020. It seeks to give families a roadmap of the law, standards and procedures that apply at inquests, with a particular emphasis on the protection of human rights…

This new research from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) authored by Rory Hearne and Judy Walsh, entitled “Housing Assistance and Discrimination – A Scoping Study on the ‘Housing Assistance Ground’ under the Equal Status Acts 2000-2018” sets out how tenants face multiple discrimination in accessing, or maintaining, a rented home in…

Commission submission to the Minister for Justice on the General Scheme of the Garda Síochána (Digital Recording) Bill (the ‘General Scheme’). The Commission and its predecessor body, the Irish Human Rights Commission, have previously highlighted a range of human rights and equality concerns relating to the recording and storing of images, and the adequacy and…

Grant Scheme 2022-2023 Guidance Document

IHREC 2022-23 Grants Scheme Guidance Document PDF Version  IHREC 2022-23 Grants Scheme Guidance Document Final Word Version

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…

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…