Kevin Boyle

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‘The women have a right to reparations, which must be proportionate to the violence done to them.’ Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protesting outside Government Buildings in September. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former senior civil servant in the Taoiseach’s office has called for a review of Ireland’s current two-year membership of the UN Human Rights Counci(...)

Bernadette McAliskey: “An educated poor eats its government.” Photograph: Paula Geraghty

The primacy of human rights has to be the  lens through which we can "understand society" and be "agents for a better world",  former MP,(...)

A photograph of the People’s Democracy civil rights march from Belfast to Derry which was attacked at Burntollet Bridge. Photograph from the NUIG Boyle Archive

When a young Co Down student visited Detroit at the height of the US civil rights movement in the early 1970s, he was struck by the treatment of black(...)

“When upfront fees were first introduced in 2003, the number of requests fell by almost one-third, demonstrating that upfront fees are a strong deterrent to those wishing to make requests.”

The United States Freedom of Information Act, made law in 1966, states: “our constitutional democracy, our system of self-government, and our commitme(...)