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Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae before the High Court The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the High Court as an amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in an internationally significant case relating to a European Arrest Warrant and an individual’s right to a fair trial. The Commission in its legal submissions […]

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission stated today: “Research recently published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has shown that Travellers are almost ten times more likely to deal with instances of discrimination then the general population, and twenty-two times more likely to face discrimination when availing […]

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted leave from the High Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a case centred on human trafficking and other severe forms of labour exploitation on the Irish fishing fleet. The case centres […]

Commission Granted Right to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted leave from the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a significant case on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodations in the workplace. The case […]

New IHREC/ESRI Research Shows People with Disabilities Much More Likely to Experience Discrimination The State must be held to account on its approach to the rights of persons with disabilities, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has stated today. The Commission made the call as it launches a nation-wide campaign for people […]

 The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has called on Oireachtas Members to ensure that legislation governing access to abortion in Ireland does not create barriers to safe, timely and equal access to medical care for women and girls. The Commission has submitted its legislative observations to the Minister of Health and all […]