Reports to International Bodies

Ireland has signed up to a range of international and regional human rights treaties and Conventions. Ireland’s human rights and equality record under these treaties and conventions is periodically reviewed by independent committees that form part of the United Nations and Council of Europe monitoring framework.

As Ireland’s national human rights and equality institution, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission actively engages with this process by providing oral and written submissions – called ‘parallel reports’ – on key challenges for the protection of human rights and equality in Ireland. These UN and Council of Europe reviews result in recommendations addressed to the Irish Government on measures that should be taken to comply with international, European and national human rights and equality law.

This section sets out recent reports to these bodies.

Recently Published Parallel Reports

Ireland and the Convention against Torture

Ireland and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Ireland and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Ireland and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – IHREC submission to the UN CRC, December 2015

IHREC Submission to the UN CEDAW on the List of Issues Prior to Reporting on Ireland’s Combined 6th and 7th Report under CEDAW, October 2015

IHREC Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland’s One-Year Follow-up under the ICCPR, September 2015

IHREC Submission to the Human Rights Commission under the Universal Periodic Review for Ireland, September 2015

IHREC Report to UNCESCR on the List of Issues, October 2014

IHREC Designate Report to UN Committee on the Prevention of Torture, August 2014

IHREC Report to European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 7 August 2014

IHREC Oral Statement to UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland’s record on Civil and Political Rights, 14 July 2014

IHREC Report to UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland’s record on Civil and Political Rights, June 2014

Engagement with International Networks

The Commission’s also engages and coordinates with three important international networks: GANHRI, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, ENNHRI, the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions and Equinet, the European Network of Equality Bodies.