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Largely Ignored: UN ESCR report to Government July 2015

The UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights made 32 recommendations to the Irish Government on substantial human rights abuses. But is that it untill we are back in front of the Committee in 2020?

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"Reinstate Mobility Grants for Disabled" June 2015

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"Evolution in our Equality & Human Rights Legislation Greeted With Little Fanfare" May 2015

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"Maximising the Ambition for the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty" : April 2015

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ERA RELEASES

'Human Rights Begin At Home Says Equality & Rights Alliance' Nov 13 2012

While welcoming the news that Ireland will take a seat at the UN Human Rights Council for the first time next year, ERA said that the new Human Rights and Equality Commission was still not in operation after more than a year's planning and consultation, with all indications that legislation to establish the newly merged body would not now be ready until Spring 2013. In the meantime, Ireland is without a Human Rights Chief Commissioner and the two existing bodies were effectively operating in limbo.

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'Danger that New Equality & Rights Body Is Being Set up to Fail' July 3 2012

One of Ireland’s largest civil society alliances, Equality & Rights Alliance, today voiced concern that the government may be setting up the new Human Rights and Equality Commission to fail. Speaking ahead of a presentation tomorrow to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality & Defence on the Heads of the Bill, ERA co-ordinator Rachel Mullen said that new body, as set out in draft legislation, did not meet international standards of independence and effectiveness on many fronts

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'Merger Legislation Poses More Questions than it Answers' June 5 2012

Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) today said that it was concerned that the new Human Rights and Equality Commission could be starting on the back foot before it even came into existence following publication of the Heads of Bill for the new body.

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'Drop the Pretence on Equality and Rights Coalition Tells Government' May 10 2012

A number of ERA members presented a petition, signed by over 70 ERA member groups, to Minister Alan Shatter’s office, calling on him to ensure that four key standards are met which will assess if the new Human Rights and Equality Commission is fit for purpose

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"Testing Times for new Human Rights and Equality Body" april 20 2012

ERA said that it welcomed the Working Group's recommendation that the new body must be properly funded, with the particular note that the current government had recognised the inadequate funding of the two existing bodies

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