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Monitoring Decent Work in Ireland

This joint IHREC/ESRI research report published in June 2021 develops a set of indicators for monitoring and then provides baseline figures on access to, and experience of, decent work across different groups in Ireland. Monitoring can provide evidence for policymakers, highlighting at-risk groups; it can inform the assessment of Ireland by UN international treaty monitoring;…

New research published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has found that the Government has persistently blurred the boundary between legal requirements and public health guidance in its COVID-19 response. The study, a first of its kind evaluation of Ireland’s use of pandemic related emergency powers, also sets out significant concerns that human…

The Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide the Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration with its submission on the General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill (the ‘General Scheme’). The Commission has previously raised concerns about the human rights and equality issues arising in connection to this piece of legislation….

The Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide the Committee on Justice with submissions on the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020  which it hopes will assist the Committee in its scrutiny of the Bill. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is both the national human rights institution and the national equality body for Ireland, established…

Legal Submission In the Matter of JJ

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) exercised its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in an important case (In the Matter of JJ ) about medical treatment, the rights of the child and the rights of minor wards of court.

Consultation on Terms of Reference and Work Programme for the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters – November 2020 On the day that our Chief Commissioner and Commission Member Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh appear before the Joint Committee on Disability Matters, the Commission  welcomes the opportunity to contribute through this written submission to the development of…