Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) is a coalition of over 170 civil society groups and activists in Ireland.  Our members represent women, older people, children, minority ethnic people, people with disabilities, workers, migrants, Travellers, gay, lesbian and transgender people, parents, carers and many more who protest the Irish Government’s undermining of our equality, human rights, anti-racism and anti-poverty institutions. 

Our mission is to defend and strengthen the equality and human rights statutory infrastructure.

Make your voice heard. Join Equality & Rights Alliance now!

Nov 2014 seminar

 

 

International bodies and experts consistently raise concerns regarding cuts to infrastructure

Concerns regarding the erosion of the Irish statutory equality and human rights infrastructure and regarding proposals in the Heads of Bill to establish the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (which will negatively impact on the independence and effectiveness of the IHREC) have been raised by a number of international and EU bodies and experts with the Irish Government since 2008.

Read our summary of the concerns raised

    Click Here

 

Council of Europe comments on need for human rights protections in Ireland

 

Nils Mui┼żnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Dec 7th

Following his recent visit to Ireland, the COE Commissioner for Human Rights has written to Minister Alan Shatter on a number areas of concern, including the imminent merger of the Equality Authority and IHRC and the merger of the Equality Tribunal with other employment redress forums . 

Read the Commissioner's letter to Minister Shatter in full Here


Read response from Minister Shatter Here

 

Presentation to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality & Defence

 

Wed July 4th

ERA Coordinator presenting to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality & Defence

on the heads of the Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2012

 

Read the full transcript of the Oireachtas Committee briefing here

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