Publications

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 […]

THE SUPREME COURT Appeal No. 203/2010 & 213/2010 IN THE MATTER OF THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 2003, SECTION 3(1) BETWEEN/ LAURANCE PULLEN, CAROL PULLEN, EMMA LOUISE DOUGLAS [A MINOR] SUING BY HER MOTHER AND NEXT FRIEND CAROL PULLEN AND BRENDAN DANIEL DOUGLAS [A MINOR] SUING BY HIS MOTHER AND NEXT FRIEND CAROL PULLEN, PLAINTIFFS/RESONDENTS AND DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

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