Ireland questioned by UN on human rights record
The Irish State appeared before UN Human Rights Committee on its record on civil and political rights.The IHREC Designate called for effective remedies for victims of human rights violations, reform of Direct Provision, recognition of Traveller ethnicity, urgent action on overcrowding and 'slopping out' in prisons. »
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IHREC (designate) welcomes call for recognition of Traveller ethnicity
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Direct Provision in Ireland
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Stronger human rights safeguards needed in draft legal capacity bill
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IHREC Designate warmly welcome the announcement of the appointment of Ms Emily Logan as Chief Commissioner of the
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.
David Joyce BL, Acting Chair of the IHREC Designate gave an oral statement to the UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland's record on human rights on 14th July 2014. He called for human rights and equality based investigations and systems of redress for victims of human rights violations, recognition of Traveller Ethnicity, reform of direct provision system, action on violence against women and human trafficking and more measures to tackle overcrowding and 'slopping out' in prisons.
Press Release: IHREC (Designate) welcomes the passing of the IHREC legislation by the Oireachtas
Mr David Joyce, Acting Chairperson of the IHREC (Designate) said: "The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Designate) welcomes the passing of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014 today by the Oireachtas. As a Commission we are committed to delivering on the mandate given to us by this legislation to work for the promotion and protection of the human rights and equality of everyone in Ireland."
Mr Joyce continued: "The IHREC Designate is also pleased that the recruitment process for both the Chief Commissioner and the Director of the IHREC is underway and we look forward to their appointment."