# human-rights - Today’s News
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# human-rights - Yesterday’s News
Kenneth Donohoe claimed his right to a fair trial was not upheld by the Special Criminal Court. The European Court of Human Rights did not agree.
# human-rights - Wednesday 11 December, 2013
The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, welcomed the training course at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise.
# human-rights - Tuesday 10 December, 2013
Mandela did not topple white rule single-handedly – nor did he ever claim to, writes David Cronin, who says that while he retains a deep admiration for Mandela, he did turn his back on some of his beliefs.
# human-rights - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.
# human-rights - Saturday 30 November, 2013
European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.
# human-rights - Thursday 28 November, 2013
It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.
# human-rights - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
The case was brought by a Muslim woman who believes her rights are being violated by the April 2011 law.
# human-rights - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
The man convicted for attempting to traffic adults and children to Ireland has been released because court documents went missing.
# human-rights - Monday 25 November, 2013
The penalty for married adulterers, as well as 100 lashes by whip for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code.
# human-rights - Saturday 23 November, 2013
The level of death sentences carried out is at highest since 2008 – even though critics say that conviction procedures fall short of international standards.
# human-rights - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
Ireland needs to follow the lead of other countries and make corporal punishment illegal, writes Tanya Ward.
# human-rights - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
For 20 years, my organisation has focused on the promotion of human rights and peace through non-violent means. So it came as a shock to us when in March this year our offices were raided by a host of authorities, writes Valentina Cherevatenko.
# human-rights - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
Amanda Mellet is filing a petition with the UN claiming the government here violated her human rights by refusing to allow her to terminate her unviable pregnancy in Ireland.
The Tanaiste will have the opportunity to discuss this country’s red line for human rights abuses – past which Ireland will not tolerate. I urge him to take it, writes Mary Lawlor.
# human-rights - Saturday 9 November, 2013
Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR) and the Centre for Reproductive Rights believe there have been human rights violations.
# human-rights - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.
# human-rights - Thursday 24 October, 2013
As Oireachtas Committee discussions this week focus on the Gender Recognition Bill, we need to remember the human stories behind the proposed legislation, writes Emma Cassidy.
# human-rights - Monday 21 October, 2013
Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.
# human-rights - Friday 18 October, 2013
340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.
# human-rights - Monday 14 October, 2013
There are 600,000 stateless people across Europe.
# human-rights - Friday 11 October, 2013
On National Coming Out Day, 68-year-old Eddie Parsons remembers growing up in an Ireland where “being gay was not an option” – and how he finally came out at the age of 54.
# human-rights - Thursday 10 October, 2013
The 16-year-old who has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.
# human-rights - Wednesday 9 October, 2013
The bill, once passed, is likely to see a new DNA database in operation by next year. Criminals who receive a sentence of 5 years or more will have their DNA logged.
# human-rights - Wednesday 2 October, 2013
A report by Amnesty International also recorded examples of police firing plastic bullets directly at protesters’ heads.
# human-rights - Thursday 26 September, 2013
Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.
Ireland faces criticism over a ‘very low’ number of prosecutions against human traffickers
# human-rights - Wednesday 18 September, 2013
Beatings, disfigurations, kidnappings and murders of women by relatives and armed groups are continuing in Afghanistan. Why are these horrifying crimes being brushed under the carpet? asks Horia Mosadiq.
# human-rights - Monday 9 September, 2013
In a review, Amnesty International described the government’s approach as “confused and inadequate”.
# human-rights - Wednesday 4 September, 2013
I was guilty of a blase attitude about gay rights in other countries – until I realised the extent of the discrimination taking place in Russia, writes Kristine Allen.
# human-rights - Saturday 24 August, 2013
Irish-produced film asks question as Eurovision 2012 hosts put under the lens for corruption and alleged human rights abuses.
# human-rights - Monday 19 August, 2013
Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova claimed gold as part of Russia’s 4x400m relay team.
# human-rights - Sunday 18 August, 2013
The organisers of the event said they will also be highlighting human rights issues faced by LGBT people in Russia.
# human-rights - Saturday 17 August, 2013
Marriage equality isn’t about weddings, romance or confetti: it’s about human rights and familial security, writes Alan Flanagan.
# human-rights - Friday 16 August, 2013
Detainees eligible for release from Guantanamo Bay are caught in limbo: the US won’t accept them and foreign countries are reluctant to take in refugees who have been incarcerated with terrorists, writes Scott Fitzsimmons.
# human-rights - Wednesday 31 July, 2013
The poverty and deprivation visible to the men and women who founded our republic drove them to include human rights in the founding texts of our state; it is time to have the courage to realise their dream, write Colm O’Gorman
# human-rights - Tuesday 30 July, 2013
It makes me feel guilty when we talk about race, and I suspect that’s how most white Americans feel, writes Larry Donnelly, who says there is still a way to go yet before racism no longer has a stronghold in America.
# human-rights - Sunday 28 July, 2013
At least 71 people were killed in Cairo alone yesterday morning.
# human-rights - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
Protests by asylum seekers are not a manifestation of greedy migrants looking for more entitlements from the state, but the symptom of a deeply flawed and failing immigration system, writes Matt Canon.
# human-rights - Thursday 27 June, 2013
A court has overturned a challenge by Minister Edwin Poots, who took issue with an earlier ruling to lift an adoption ban.
# human-rights - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
The IHRC has assessed the human rights implications for the State of what occurred in the Magdalene Laundries.