Northern Ireland's strict abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court in Belfast has ruled.
Thu, 03 Oct, 2019
The UK's withdrawal from the EU threatens equality of rights on the island of Ireland protected under the Good Friday Agreement, it has been warned.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2018
Brexit could lead to a dilution of human rights protections in the North by undermining the Good Friday Agreement, a joint committee established under the peace accord to consider human rights issues on the island of Ireland has warned.
A challenge at the UK's highest court over the legality of Northern Ireland's strict abortion law has concluded.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017
Northern Ireland's criminal law on abortion is a matter for the "democratic judgment" of the legislature, the UK highest court has heard.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2017
There should be no negative consequences from Brexit for human rights in Ireland, the Irish Human rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has urged.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
Yesterday’s ruling in the North should lead to renewed calls, ahead of the election, for Ireland to repeal the Eighth Amendment, writes Ivana Bacik
Concerns over care standards experienced by patients treated in the North’s emergency departments have been flagged up by a human rights inquiry.
Wed, 27 May, 2015
The Northern Ireland Assembly will debate the loyalist violence over City Hall’s decision to limit the flying of the Union flag.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2012
The British government, Sinn Féin and the DUP are all failing the victims of the North's decades of violence, it was claimed today.
Fri, 10 Dec, 2010
The chief executive of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is to leave his post, it was revealed today.
Wed, 03 Nov, 2010
PATIENTS embroiled in the Tallaght Hospital X-ray review scandal have called on the HSE to immediately confirm whether the crisis is being repeated in any other facility.
Mon, 29 Mar, 2010
Politicians from throughout Ireland and the UK are gathering in Swansea today for the latest meeting of the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2009
THE Irish Human Rights Commission has appealed to the Government to reverse drastic cuts to its budget and warned any failure to do so will threaten its ability to carry out its functions.
Thu, 09 Jul, 2009
Two men arrested in connection with the murder of a policeman were released without charge tonight.
Mon, 23 Mar, 2009
The British government is tonight facing a fresh row over plans for a Bill of Rights for the North.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2008
Former Fine Gael TD Maurice Manning was today re-appointed as president of the Human Rights Commission for a second five-year term.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2007
Powers preventing the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission from raising questions about the intelligence services were today criticised by a committee of MPs and peers.
Mon, 12 Feb, 2007
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and its Irish counterpart today called for the appointment of a top judge to examine the need for a cross-border public inquiry into the Omagh bombing.
Thu, 18 Jan, 2007
A major initiative to help the tens of thousands of migrant workers in the North secure their rights – including government benefits and housing - was launched today.
Sun, 07 Jan, 2007
The head of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission should be removed from office, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley claimed today.
Wed, 13 Dec, 2006
Human rights must be given full and proper consideration in the drawing up of health policies, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commissioner claimed today.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2006
Politicians in the North are today mulling over the detail of the potential deal for power sharing sketched out by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British prime minister Tony Blair.
Sat, 14 Oct, 2006
RELATIVES of the Omagh bomb victims are seeking talks with the head of MI5.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2006
Relatives of the Omagh bomb victims are seeking talks with the head of MI5.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2006
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is to be given right of entry to prisons and powers to compel witnesses to give evidence to it, under proposals published by the British government today.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2005
British government plans to allow on-the-run terrorists suspected of crimes to return home to Northern Ireland are being referred to the European Commission, it was announced tonight.
Tue, 15 Nov, 2005
Methodist minister Harold Good has has said he is "certain, totally certain" that the IRA has disarmed.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2005
The Northern Ireland Prison Service was heavily censured today in an official report on how treats women in custody.
Thu, 26 May, 2005
A school where six boys were sexually abused by another pupil is facing legal action by one of the victims, it was confirmed tonight.
Tue, 25 Jan, 2005
Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission chief Brice Dickson was refused a meeting police to discuss their investigation into the Omagh bomb atrocity, it was revealed today.
Sun, 26 Dec, 2004
A DAMNING report into the detention of women and girls in a prison was issued by the North’s province’s Human Rights Commission yesterday.
Wed, 20 Oct, 2004
A damning report into the detention of women and girls in a Northern Ireland prison was issued by the Human Rights Commission there today.
Tue, 19 Oct, 2004
Relatives of the victims of the Omagh bombing have claimed that towns in the North are still not equipped to deal with similar attacks.
Mon, 09 Aug, 2004
FORMER paramilitary prisoners could be offered greater protection from discrimination under the North’s single Equality Bill.
Wed, 23 Jun, 2004
The Northern Ireland Prison Service and the Human Rights Commission were at loggerheads today over where women prisoners should be housed.
Fri, 18 Jun, 2004
An inquiry is to be held into allegations of sexual abuse at one of Northern Ireland’s top preparatory schools, it emerged today.
Wed, 02 Jun, 2004
LOYALISTS yesterday threatened major disruption across the North unless strip-searches inside a top security jail are cut back.
Sat, 08 May, 2004
Loyalists today threatened major disruption across Northern Ireland unless strip- searches inside a top security jail are cut back.
Fri, 07 May, 2004
A new human rights chief will be appointed in Northern Ireland within months, the British government announced today.
Wed, 05 May, 2004
The British government’s record on human rights came under fierce attack from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission at a major international conference today.
Wed, 14 Apr, 2004
THE forthcoming referendum on Irish citizenship could lead to a rowing back of human rights provisions, the head of the Human Rights Commission claimed yesterday.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has welcomed the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission report into its training of probationary constables and student officers.
Thu, 25 Mar, 2004
THE British Government came under fire yesterday for failing to ensure the right to life was fully protected through proper investigation of all killings in the North.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2003
All police officers in Northern Ireland will be expected to work with fairness and integrity under a new human rights rule book launched today.
Thu, 13 Feb, 2003
Northern Ireland should have a new flag devised for it which can command the support of everyone, a political party argued today.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2003
Recruitment into the new Police Service of Northern Ireland is two thirds higher than planned because of the on-going level of violence, Northern Secretary John Reid revealed today.
Wed, 30 Jan, 2002
British security forces colluded with loyalist paramilitaries to murder a Belfast lawyer, the head of Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission said today.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2002
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