The UK's refusal to allow the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands to return to their homeland is a crime against humanity, an eminent international lawyer has said.
Published 20 January 2020
Ireland's judge at the European Court of Human Rights has been elected as one of five section presidents.
Published 14 January 2020
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival (NIHRF) has officially launched its 2019 programme of events, taking place across Belfast and Northern Ireland from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th December.
Published 19 November 2019
A tool that aims to make the UK’s human rights records transparent and the government accountable has been launched.
Published 14 October 2019
The UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has met with human rights chiefs in Dublin with discuss the impact of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement.
Published 4 October 2019
A group of 16 young people, including Swedish school strike activist Greta Thunberg, have brought a legal complaint to the UN over five countries' inaction on climate change.
Published 24 September 2019
A decision by South Wales Police to equip officers with mobile facial recognition technology, via an app, has been condemned by human rights group Liberty.
Published 8 August 2019
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has marked the entry into force today of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, by setting out its recommendations for key priority actions from the State.
Published 2 July 2019
Protestors in Hong Kong are preparing for fresh rallies on Friday as they demand city authorities satisfy their demands on the revocation of the Extradition Bill, The Guardian reports.
Published 19 June 2019
A former UK Supreme Court judge has criticised the "mission creep" of the European Convention on Human Rights and suggested that the UK could be forced to withdraw from the nearly 70-year-old convention.
Published 5 June 2019
One of Europe's most senior human rights chiefs met with Government ministers yesterday while visiting Ireland to mark the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe.
Published 30 May 2019
Britain has assisted prosecutions in anti-terrorism courts in Pakistan that have handed down more than 350 death sentences in the last five years, The Telegraph reports.
Published 16 April 2019
The head of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has been reappointed for a further two-year term starting in September 2019.
Published 10 April 2019
ECtHR: Swiss authorities' attempt to extradite disabled former prisoner to Kosovo would violate article 8
There would be a violation of article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights if a man resident in Switzerland, who was convicted of rape and who is now disabled and dependent on his children, were to be expelled to Kosovo, judges in the European Court of Human Rights have unanimously ruled.
Published 10 April 2019
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has taken on the chair of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) representing 44 national human rights bodies across Council of Europe Member States.
Published 5 March 2019