IHREC (designate) welcomes call for recognition of Traveller ethnicity
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC designate) today welcomed the recommendation of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality that the State officially recognise Travellers as an ethnic group. »
Roundtable on Asylum Process and Direct Provision System
Speaking at our Roundtable on the Asylum Process and Direct Provision System were Dr Liam Thornton, UCD, Sophie Magennis, UNHCR, Dr Mary Murphy, Acting Chair of IHREC (designate), Corona Joyce, ESRI, Patricia Brazil BL, David Moriarty, Jesuit Centre for Refugees. »
Express Yourself! Exhibition at the Lighthouse Cinema until 3 April
'Boxed In' is a collaborative CSPE Project by students of Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenamare depicting the difficulties faced by people seeking asylum in Ireland in a series of posters. See them and 80 more striking human rights and equality images by students from schools all over the country at the Lighthouse Cinema until April 3 2014. »
Stronger human rights safeguards needed in draft legal capacity bill
The IHRC published its observations today on the Assisted-Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013. It is calling for the Bill to be reviewed to ensure its fully meets international human rights standards. »
Celebrate women who have made an impact in their communities
Celebrate International Women's Day. Important strides have been made to vindicate women’s rights in Ireland. However violence against women, risk of poverty, the gender-pay gap, discrimination in the workplace, and under representation in public life require more action by the State. Equality for women is progress for all. »
IHREC (designate) publishes Observations on IHREC Bill 2014 which acknowledge improvements on the 2012 General Scheme and which draw attention to parts of the Bill where further improvements could be made.
IHRC invites tender responses for a training and evaluation project for Human Rights Training in Prisons.
IHRC invites tender responses for a training and evaluation project for Human Rights Training in Prisons. Click here for full details.
Solicitor (Contract) and Snr Legislation and Policy Review Officer (Contract) in the Irish Human Rights Commission
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