A report from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has found that  some children were moved from private foster care to health and social care trust placements due to financial pressures within the trust. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Children in care in Northern Ireland were moved from private foster placements for financial reasons, a report from the Northern Ireland Human Right(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: ‘Repeal of the act would have negative consequences for rights’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Belfast Agreement will be damaged if the British government carries out its pre-election pledge to repeal the UK Human Rights Act and withdraw fro(...)

Sarah Ewart (left) who had to travel to England from Northern Ireland to have an abortion in 2013 after being told her unborn baby had no chance of survival, with Grainne Teggart from Amnesty International. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Judgment has been reserved in a landmark legal bid against Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. Mr Justice Mark Horner said he realised a verdict would b(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Dr Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway, at The Human Right to Health meeting at NUIG on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

President Michael D Higgins has called for a “deepening of the discourse” between economics and human rights, particularly the human right to health.I(...)

Counting down the minutes to medical attention while waiting on a hospital trolley in the wee small hours, one may have many thoughts: but not necessa(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Bernadette Smyth was among many in the the courtroom for the hearing. Photograph: PA

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has won High Court permission to challenge abortion law in Northern Ireland. A judge in Belfast has grant(...)

A legal challenge to the abortion law in Northern Ireland will be heard next month, it has been confirmed .  File photograph of pregnancy test: Thinkstockphoto

A legal challenge to the abortion law in Northern Ireland will be heard next month, it has been confirmed . The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commissi(...)

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s call for immediate action on a range of issues including new legislation to allow abortion in cases of rape, incest and lethal foetal abnormality was raised in Stormont. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has called for “immediate action” on a range of issues including new legislation to allow abortion in cas(...)

 People taking part in the anti-water charges protest march, in O’Connell Street, Dublin, earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Luke

The debate triggered by recent water charge-related incidents has focused attention on the scope and limits of our entitlement to protest. The startin(...)

Edwin Poots: ‘disappointed’ by court ruling refusing leave to appeal

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission welcomed a decision by the UK Supreme Court to reject an attempt to overturn a court ruling in favour of (...)