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# human-rights - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia
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'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia

Dec 29th 2021, 12:55 PM 9,684 Views 25 Comments

Russian authorities have in recent months mounted pressure on rights groups, media outlets and journalists, naming dozens as foreign agents.

# human-rights - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Russian Supreme Court orders closure of prominent human rights group Memorial
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Russian Supreme Court orders closure of prominent human rights group Memorial

Dec 28th 2021, 2:30 PM 10,574 Views 4 Comments

The group has spent years cataloguing atrocities committed in the Soviet Union.

# human-rights - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Opinion: Christmas looks a little different in Somalia where tens of thousands search for food
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Opinion: Christmas looks a little different in Somalia where tens of thousands search for food

Dec 23rd 2021, 8:30 PM 12,982 Views 12 Comments

Trócaire’s Paul Healy tells of a different Christmas in Somalia this year, among those struggling to stay alive.

# human-rights - Friday 10 December, 2021

UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'
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UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'

Dec 10th 2021, 3:52 PM 6,910 Views 0 Comments

The report detailed allegations of torture, rape and inhumane treatment.

# human-rights - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
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Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Dec 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 16,241 Views 69 Comments

The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.

# human-rights - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
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Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

Dec 7th 2021, 9:34 AM 29,280 Views 63 Comments

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.

# human-rights - Thursday 11 November, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 7,864 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.

# human-rights - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
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UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination

Nov 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,037 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.

# human-rights - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Army shelling in Myanmar blamed for destruction of 160 buildings in town
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Army shelling in Myanmar blamed for destruction of 160 buildings in town

Oct 30th 2021, 4:47 PM 9,953 Views 2 Comments

The army seized power in February from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, but has failed to quell the widespread resistance.

# human-rights - Friday 15 October, 2021

Amnesty urges Newcastle to study Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record
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Amnesty urges Newcastle to study Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record

Oct 15th 2021, 8:22 AM 2,823 Views 7 Comments

The world’s leading human rights organisation wants the club to look into the issue following the club’s controversial acquisition.

# human-rights - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'
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Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'

Aug 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,672 Views 29 Comments

As China jails Canadian Michael Spavor, human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao catalogues China’s brazen stance on the international stage.

# human-rights - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Opinion: As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship
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Opinion: As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 22,527 Views 46 Comments

Many Palestinian children will face violence at the hands of Israeli soldiers and settlers as they return to school.

# human-rights - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan
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Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan

Aug 21st 2021, 6:45 AM 13,492 Views 23 Comments

The MEP says the EU must reach an agreement on a solidarity mechanism to help Afghan refugees.

# human-rights - Friday 20 August, 2021

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
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Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 45,686 Views 63 Comments

The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.

# human-rights - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?
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Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?

Jun 17th 2021, 4:34 PM 11,147 Views 45 Comments

Hungary has passed a bill that bans sharing content that “promotes” being gay to children and teenagers.

# human-rights - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country
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Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country

Jun 1st 2021, 8:16 PM 32,215 Views 37 Comments

Only citizens with papers granting them a “permanent stay in a foreign state” are allowed to leave Belarus.

# human-rights - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights
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Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 PM 9,107 Views 90 Comments

The extent to which we protect and defend human rights tells us who we are as a society, writes Anthony Moore SC.

# human-rights - Friday 7 May, 2021

Ireland's rapporteur says trafficking for sexual exploitation was 'resilient' to the pandemic
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Ireland's rapporteur says trafficking for sexual exploitation was 'resilient' to the pandemic

May 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 21,100 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will report to the EU today.

# human-rights - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Germany star Toni Kroos takes aim at Qatar amid World Cup protests
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Germany star Toni Kroos takes aim at Qatar amid World Cup protests

Mar 31st 2021, 4:48 PM 8,121 Views 7 Comments

Qatar has faced criticism for its treatment of migrant workers, many of whom are involved in World Cup preparations.

# human-rights - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Norway players wear t-shirts in protest of Qatar World Cup as Odegaard forced off with injury
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# Taking A Stand

Norway players wear t-shirts in protest of Qatar World Cup as Odegaard forced off with injury

Mar 25th 2021, 11:15 AM 7,867 Views 2 Comments

The t-shirts read ‘Human rights, on and off the pitch’ in support of migrant workers and were donned prior to their win over Gibraltar.

# human-rights - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
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Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,926 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

# human-rights - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
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Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,675 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

# human-rights - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
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Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 18,747 Views 15 Comments

The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.

# human-rights - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
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Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

Feb 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 20,076 Views 46 Comments

Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.

# human-rights - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
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Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Feb 25th 2021, 1:12 PM 18,194 Views 54 Comments

There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.

# human-rights - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
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Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 21,197 Views 5 Comments

NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.

# human-rights - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
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Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill

Jan 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,523 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.

# human-rights - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
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ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

Jan 19th 2021, 12:38 PM 17,083 Views 33 Comments

A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.

# human-rights - Thursday 10 December, 2020

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible
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European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible

Dec 10th 2020, 10:02 AM 27,490 Views 15 Comments

The three women from Dublin, Cork and Meath had sought damages from the State.

# human-rights - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Supreme Court allows convicted terrorist to appeal attempt by government to revoke his Irish citizenship
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Supreme Court allows convicted terrorist to appeal attempt by government to revoke his Irish citizenship

Oct 14th 2020, 7:59 PM 30,783 Views 25 Comments

Ali Damache is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence in the US.

# human-rights - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official
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Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Aug 11th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,142 Views 9 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

# human-rights - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Opinion: We've waited long enough - we must wipe out nuclear weapons for good
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Opinion: We've waited long enough - we must wipe out nuclear weapons for good

Aug 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,535 Views 31 Comments

On the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The International Committee of the Red Cross says we must now work collectively stop the development of nuclear weapons.

# human-rights - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’
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Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 PM 46,142 Views 0 Comments

Pavee Point’s Caoimhe McCabe outlines the level of workplace discrimination against Travellers and how to combat the problem.

# human-rights - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland
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Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 11:15 AM 29,259 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minster Helen McEntee revealed the latest figure on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# human-rights - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'
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Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:24 PM 27,393 Views 66 Comments

The ambassador also hit out at concerns expressed by the UK and the US over China’s growing control over Hong Kong.

# human-rights - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani
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Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani

Jun 20th 2020, 12:30 PM 10,379 Views 1 Comment

Today is World Refugee Day and Cameron Weymes and Nishtiman Haji Murad share the stories of the people living in this once besieged city.

# human-rights - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'
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'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,142 Views 47 Comments

Owodunni Ola Mustapha tells her own story and that of the children in DP who have suffered racist abuse.

# human-rights - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'
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Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Jun 6th 2020, 1:00 PM 41,466 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

# human-rights - Friday 1 May, 2020

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
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Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 11:59 PM 24,240 Views 51 Comments

The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.

# human-rights - Monday 27 April, 2020

Human rights watchdog calls for more oversight into new Garda powers during Covid-19 crisis
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Human rights watchdog calls for more oversight into new Garda powers during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 27th 2020, 8:45 AM 23,989 Views 55 Comments

Those convicted under the new rules could face a maximum of six months in prison or a fine of €2,500.

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