Publications

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

IHREC Equal Status Rights Explained

This booklet tells you about the main terms of the Equal Status Acts 2000 – 2012. These Acts aim to protect individuals from certain kinds of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment that can happen in everyday living – for example, shopping, using services, going to school or college, socialising, or looking for accommodation.

The Commission sought liberty to intervene in these proceedings as amicus curiae because the proceedings raise important issues relating to the human rights of persons who apply to be identified as a victim of trafficking in human beings, the significance of which goes beyond the parties to the proceedings.

McDonnell v. Governor of of Wheatfield Prison

In these submissions, the Commission will endeavour to set out the legal principles applicable generally to situations where prisoners are segregated for their own safety and will focus, in particular, on the need for rigorous and proportionate procedures before prisoners are segregated and the need for ongoing reviews and transparency when segregation measures are implemented […]