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. »
IHRC & OHCHR Promote Human Rights Education and Training
Speaking at the IHRC & OHCHR Conference on Human Rights Training with the Civil and Public Service, 3-5 Dec were Des Hogan, IHRC Acting CEO, Éamonn Mac Aodha, Ambassador to Belgium, Elena Ippoliti, OHCHR, Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Prof. Ray Murphy, IHREC Acting Chair. »
Equality Authority & IHRC Annual Reports 2012 Launched
A unique joint launch before merger into the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Present: Des Hogan, IHRC Acting CEO, Sunniva McDonagh SC, Acting IHREC Chair, Alan Shatter T.D., Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Oisin Quinn, Lord Mayor of Dublin and Renee Dempsey, Equality Authority CEO. »
EU Member States discuss legal capacity legislation in Dublin
Kathleen Lynch TD, Minister of State for Disability, Older People, and Equality, Mental Health with Conan McKenna, Dept of Justice and Equality, Mario Oetheimer, EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Sunniva McDonagh SC, IHREC Acting Chair, Prof. Gerard Quinn, NUI Galway, and Dr Michael Bach, Community Living, Canada »
ECHR at 60 still powerful protector of human rights
The IHRC produced a Guide to the ECHR for the Civil and Public Service. It sets out the standards and land mark cases that have led to greater protection of human rights in all European countries including Ireland. »
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has a message for International Women's Day. Equality for Women is Progress for All...
Dr Mary Murphy, Acting Chair of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate addressed the Convention on the Constitution on the importance of protecting economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution.
Mid-Term Review of Ireland under the Universal Periodic Review
On 14 February 2014 the IHRC made a Submission in relation Ireland's response to the recommendations made by the Human Rights Council under the UN Universal Periodic Review. This follow-up submission marks the mid-term review of Ireland's four and a half year UPR cycle. It aims at providing a snapshot of the State's progress in implementing UPR recommendations under a number of priority themes. The IHRC made its initial submission under the UPR process in March 2011.
For further information on the UPR process click here.