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Emma DeSouza and her US born husband Jake.Ms DeSouza is considering further legal action. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Irish woman who lost a ruling identifying her as British by birth under UK law is exploring whether she can lodge a complaint to the UN over a brea(...)

Theresa May promised on a visit to Belfast in February to review the concerns of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland about how British immigration rules treat their rights to be Irish under the 1998 Belfast Agreement.  Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s chief human rights commissioner has called on the UK to conduct an “open and transparent” examination of the post-Brexit rights of (...)

Les Allamby, chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The UK government is under pressure to clarify immigration rules that human rights activists say undermine the rights of Northern Ireland-born Irish c(...)

A sign in Derry calling for no border in Ireland . File photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Brexit threatens to make Irish citizens in Northern Ireland “second-class citizens” after the UK leaves the European Union, an Oireachtas committee ha(...)

The North has been without a devolved government since January 2017, and the Stormont civil servants running departments have limited decision-making powers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Northern Ireland is falling behind on human rights in a broad range of areas according to a new report from the NI Human Rights Commission. Multiple (...)

A garda working on the Border between counties Cavan and Fermanagh. Human rights groups have warned the EU’s draft Brexit treaty risks breaching the  Belfast Agreement by creating a difference in human rights protections on the island of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

People in Northern Ireland should continue to be entitled to EU citizenship and to vote in European elections post-Brexit, a north-south committee on (...)

About 800 women and girls are reported as travelling from Northern Ireland to Britain each year for abortions. Photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

On October 24th this year, the UK supreme court in London will hear the appeal against the decision last month of the court of appeal in Belfast that (...)

The latest figures obtained by the commission show 42 girls and 26 boys were married in Northern Ireland in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has called for a ban on child marriages, with new figures showing 68 children were married in the North i(...)

Abortion is legal in the North where there is a threat to the life of the woman or where there is a risk of a serious and adverse effect on her physical or mental health which is either long term or permanent.  Photograph: Thinkstock

There were 16 abortions in Northern Ireland from April 2014 to April 2015 which is a reduction of seven on the previous year, according to the latest (...)

Jane Christie (left), whose daughter Sarah Ewart was forced to travel to England for an abortion, with Gráinne Teggart from Amnesty International on Monday. Photograph: Lesley Anne McKeown/PA

The Belfast High Court has issued a landmark judgment which would make abortion legal in Northern Ireland in cases of rape, incest and fatal (...)

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