The report has been published days before the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment is due to make recommendations on the State’s abortion laws. Photograph: Getty.

A new report published by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has questioned Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws. The report, ‘Wome(...)

Ekaterina Trendafilova, president of new EU-backed court at The Hague that will hear cases of alleged war crimes stemming from the conflict in Kosovo. Photograph: Hazir Reka/Europe

As the United Nations tribunal for former Yugoslavia prepares to close, a new EU-backed court at is ready to start hearing cases of alleged war crimes(...)

Tom Daly with Hon Justice Gérard Niyungeko of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights and Prof Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen of the Sorbonne, at the third African Judicial Dialogue in Arusha, Tanzania.

Growing up on a farm in the tiny half-parish of Garrienderk in south Co Limerick, I never imagined as an adult I’d find myself post-dinner dancing out(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD at a Government announcment on measures to enhance the State’s corporate and regulatory framework. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In spite of scandals involving white-collar crime and abuses of power by financial and other bodies, a reluctance remains to take aggressive remedial (...)

ECHR said Icelandic courts had breached Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

A European court has upheld a blogger’s demand that the Icelandic courts should have properly considered his case for defamation over an Instagram pos(...)

 Ekho Moskvy  editor-in-chief, Alexei Venediktov, speaks to Associated Press members at the radio station’s office in Moscow, Russia, after the stabbing of    Tatyana Felgenhauer. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo

A prominent Russian journalist was seriously injured on Monday when an intruder broke into the Moscow office of the Echo Moskvy radio station and stab(...)

The ECSR committee said it had seen evidence of ‘sewage invasions, contaminated water, dampness, persistent mould’ in the dwellings

The human rights of local-authority tenants in Ireland have been breached by local authorities’ failure to provide adequate, clean and safe housing, t(...)

A ‘Waking the Feminists’ demonstration at the Abbey Theatre highlighting the lack of gender equality in the Abbey’s programme of events in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Getting more women into work, and into positions of power, is one of the most important global challenges. Although they carry out 52 per cent of work(...)

Garda recruits during a  passing out parade at the Garda College in Templemore last April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda sergeants and inspectors are taking legal advice over a possible constitutional challenge to Government plans to restrict their right to become (...)

Protesters attend a rally near the Ukrainian Parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday.  Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine’s parliament voted on major reform Bills on Thursday as protesters continued to press for quicker change by rallying for a third day outside (...)

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