Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights supporters march to the Department of Justice in Dublin as part of a national day of action   last year. File photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Systemic delays in the asylum system are causing “undue hardship” and threatening people’s fundamental dignity, the Human Rights and Equality Commissi(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said he had no doubt the principles detailed by the Supreme Court will be complied with. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said today’s Supreme Court ruling relating to the questioning of suspects in Garda custody clearly impact(...)

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (Uncat) has queried limitations in the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, adding to reservations ab(...)

The cases  are going to   the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva

Pregnant women, who receive a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality and are forced to leave Ireland for terminations, suffer human rights violations(...)

Survivors of Magdalene laundries: The Government has been asked to explain the lack of an independent inquiry into the laundries. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has been challenged by the UN Human Rights Committee on what measures it has taken “to prohibit all corporal punishment of children in (...)

On Wednesday papers will be filed in Geneva with the UN’s Human Rights Committee

Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their babies would not survive outside the wo(...)

Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their babies would not survive outside the womb will next week take their cases to the United Nations. Photograph: Reuters

Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their babies would not survive outside the wo(...)

The entrance to the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There have been further calls for an independent investigation into Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. The issue was raised at a meeting of the United Nat(...)

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