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#Human Rights

# human-rights - Saturday 20 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice.” World Refugee Day

“I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice.”

More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.

# human-rights - Friday 12 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Those involved in the Troubles should not be part of investigating unresolved deaths Opinion

Those involved in the Troubles should not be part of investigating unresolved deaths

The proposed Historical Investigations Unit must be entirely independent in order to give justice to victims.

# human-rights - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion Human Rights

UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion

The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.

From TheJournal.ie International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today Close Scrutiny

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.

# human-rights - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused? Survivors

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

# human-rights - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa? Money Talks

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?

The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.

# human-rights - Friday 5 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny Opinion

Ireland’s attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny

A Civil Society report will be presented in Geneva next week.

# human-rights - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The UN is reviewing Ireland’s protection of rights – how will we fare? Opinion

The UN is reviewing Ireland’s protection of rights – how will we fare?

We take a closer look at the economic, social and cultural rights situation for three Irish social groups, as they stand today.

# human-rights - Monday 1 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?) Beacon Of Light

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

We have an awful lot of work to do…

# human-rights - Friday 29 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated” Column

“The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated”

The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.

# human-rights - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

# human-rights - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “In that moment, looking ‘gay’ no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous.” Opinion

“In that moment, looking ‘gay’ no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous.”

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

# human-rights - Friday 22 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: ‘Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened ‘ Opinion

Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: ‘Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened ‘

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.

# human-rights - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail – for a music video Censored

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail – for a music video

“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”

# human-rights - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ECHR rules detention of Irish citizens for terror offences not unlawful Europe

ECHR rules detention of Irish citizens for terror offences not unlawful

Colin Duffy, Gabriel Magee and Teresa Magee were held without charge for 12 days.

# human-rights - Monday 11 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy’s human rights record Review Time

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy’s human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.

# human-rights - Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Three Indian police officers arrested for raping a model inside a police station Women's Rights

Three Indian police officers arrested for raping a model inside a police station

It is being reported locally today that the woman and her boyfriend also had €7,360 extorted from them.

# human-rights - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Today’s top stories in 6 seconds News Wrap

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# human-rights - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker Red Light

Ireland’s ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker

Northern Ireland brought in new laws first and the Republic has followed.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia Opinion

The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia

Colombia has over 5,000 political prisoners, many of them jailed on sweeping charges of “rebellion”.

# human-rights - Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We are ‘sick of being lectured’ by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM Southern Hospitality

We are ‘sick of being lectured’ by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.

# human-rights - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s abortion laws ‘fail on a human rights level’ Human Rights

Ireland’s abortion laws ‘fail on a human rights level’

The report also has some things to say about arms from the West.

# human-rights - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea… but is it really? Health

Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea… but is it really?

Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?

# human-rights - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Many symphysiotomy survivors still don’t know what happened to them Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don’t know what happened to them

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

# human-rights - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies Abortion

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies

The country has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world.

# human-rights - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt Human Rights

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt

The human rights lawyer faced pressure over a fact-finding mission she was involved in looking at the country’s power structures.

# human-rights - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Haughey warned about possible international law breach with ‘illegitimate’ children and divorce 1984 State Papers

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with ‘illegitimate’ children and divorce

Ireland wanted to ‘avoid a situation’ where it was found to be in breach of its international commitments.

# human-rights - Friday 19 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable. Children

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.

Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.

# human-rights - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead Abortion

Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead

Pregnancy isn’t as black and white as we would like. There are fatal foetal abnormalities, health risks, complications, and pregnancy from rape and incest. In each instance our laws allow one outcome: have the child.

# human-rights - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish bishops want “urgent action” on Direct Provision Asylum Seeking

Irish bishops want “urgent action” on Direct Provision

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea ‘experiments on disabled people before leaving them to die’ Disappeared

North Korea ‘experiments on disabled people before leaving them to die’

A rare insight into lives of deprivation, hunger and abuse in North Korea was heard at an event to mark Human Rights Day.

# human-rights - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority Discrimination

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

# human-rights - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’ Torture

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

# human-rights - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year One Hundred And Eleven Welcomes

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year

But rejected the applications of 197.

# human-rights - Friday 28 November, 2014

From Business ETC Most people around the world think the internet is a human right Human Rights

Most people around the world think the internet is a human right

This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

# human-rights - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests Ferguson

Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests

“The world is watching America”

# human-rights - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court Human Rights

Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted permission to appear as a friend to the court in the extradition proceedings.

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