Publications

Letter to An Taoiseach in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This letter sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on March 25 2020, is on behalf of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in recognition of the unprecedented public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality

In this submission, the Commission has addressed concerns arising in the four areas which are the focus of the work of this Citizens’ Assembly: Gender Norms and Stereotypes; Women in Political and Public Life; Gender and Decent Work; and Gender and Care Work.

MAM and KN v Minister for Justice and Equality

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) was granted liberty to appear in this appeal as amicus curiae in accordance with section 10(2)(e) of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. The legal submissions presented by the Commission to the Supreme Court, published today, focused on the right to family unity…

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission submission to the Department of Justice and Equality public consultation – December 2019 The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is both the national human rights institution and the national equality body for Ireland, established under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. The Commission has a…

This is an Easy to Read version of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s submission to the United Nations on Ireland and the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). This publication was developed by Ace Communication for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in partnership with people with disabilities.

European Survey Data on Attitudes to Equality and Human Rights: Technical Paper This report was prepared for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission by the Economic and Social Research Institute as part of the Research Programme on Human Rights and Equality. The report seeks to map the availability of Irish data on attitudes to…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission published our independent report of Ireland’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).  This comprehensive report assesses Ireland’s performance on combatting racial discrimination, making over 150 recommendations for State action. Ireland ratified this UN Convention in 2000, and was last…