Guidelines for Consulting with Older People

A template for consulting with older people which can be adapted for consulting with a wide range of current or potential service users

Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty Leaflet

Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 places a positive duty on public sector bodies to have regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, promote equality, and protect human rights, in their daily work. This leaflet provides some information on the duty and possible approaches for implementation.

NHV v The Minister for Justice and Equality – July 2016

The Commission’s core submission is that non-citizens, including persons seeking asylum or subsidiary protection such as the Applicant, are entitled to invoke and enjoy the right to work or earn a livelihood which has long been recognised under Article 40.3.1˚ of the Constitution.

Annual Report 2015

The first Annual Report of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission covering the period November 2014 to December 2015.

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2015

Is í seo an chéad Tuarascáil Bhliantúil atá á cur faoi bhráid Thithe an Oireachtais maidir le hobair Choimisiún na hÉireann um Chearta an Duine agus Comhionannas a bunaíodh i mí na Samhna 2014 agus a chlúdaíonn an tréimshe ó Samhain 2014 go 31 Nollaig 2015.

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. It is the first UN human rights treaty to contain a requirement for the establishment of a monitoring mechanism in the text of the treaty itself, as opposed to in an additional Optional Protocol. This has been described as a key innovation with the potential to transform the ‘majestic generalities’ of the Convention into concrete reform at the domestic level.1 Central to the inclusion of this innovation in Article 33 was the concerted effort of people with disabilities, their representative organisations, and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the negotiation of the Convention.

Important Changes to Equality Law for Rental Market

Refusing to accept tenants because of rent allowance is now illegal. As of the 1st January 2016, the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 has introduced “housing assistance” as a new discriminatory ground. This means that people in receipt of rent supplement, housing assistance payments or other social welfare payments can no longer be discriminated against […]

An Act to provide for certain changes in the exclusion of discrimination on particular grounds in certain employments; to provide for certain changes relating to discriminatory job advertisements; to give further effect to Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 20001 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial and ethnic origin; to […]

Strategy Statement 2016 – 2018

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is Ireland’s national human rights and equality institution. We are an independent public body that accounts to the Oireachtas, with a mandate established under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 (IHREC Act 2014). The IHREC Act includes and further enhances the functions of the former […]

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