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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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Alliance Warns Against Cutting Equality & Rights Bodies More, Dec 6 2009

Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) today called on the Government not to hit the budgets of The Equality Authority and the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) again in Wednesday’s budget.

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'New Community Reinvestment Law Would Make Business Equal' Nov 23 2009

Renowned UK social justice activist, speaking at a conference hosted by Equality & Rights Alliance, said that Ireland should consider imposing a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on banks to help ensure that they are fair to all.

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'Expert Says Watchdog Bodies Must Answer to Oireachtas' Nov 23 2009

A leading human rights lawyer has stressed that accountability to the Oireachtas for equality and human rights bodies is essential. Without it, democratic accountability is replaced by ministerial control.

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'Call for Stronger, Unified Equality and Rights Structure' Nov 23 2009

Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) recommends that a stronger unified equality and human rights infrastructure that includes the wider agenda of inclusion and racism is the best way to strengthen and rebuild the country’s watchdog system.

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'UN Rights Chief Briefed on Weakened Position of Irish Watchdogs' Nov 20 2009

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, was briefed today by Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) on the impact of cuts and government intervention on the Irish equality and human rights infrastructure.

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