Five activists stopped from attending Dublin human rights conference

Five activists stopped from attending Dublin human rights conference

Five human rights defenders, who were due to attend an international conference in Dublin, have been prevented from travelling by their governments.

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Activist visits Ireland to highlight abuse at Colombian coal mine and Irish links to it

Activist visits Ireland to highlight abuse at Colombian coal mine and Irish links to it

Jakeline Romero remembers how, as a small child, she sensed the excitement of people in her community that a mining company was coming to the area.

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Brunei Darussalam to pass law that will punish homosexuality with death

Brunei Darussalam to pass law that will punish homosexuality with death

Brunei Darussalam will bring into effect a new law next week which will punish homosexual intercourse and adultery with death by stoning.

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Indonesian police used snake to terrorise suspect

Indonesian police used snake to terrorise suspect

Indonesian police have acknowledged officers terrorised a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online.

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Fianna Fáil bill is dunce diplomacy wrapped in human-rights clothing

Fianna Fáil bill is dunce diplomacy wrapped in human-rights clothing

The unfolding farce of British exceptionalism, unmoored either to actual British interest or any plan for practical application, will be imitated in miniature today in the Dáil.

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Human rights group fear donation law could be having 'chilling effect' on NGO funding

Human rights group fear donation law could be having 'chilling effect' on NGO funding

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has thrown its weight behind calls from NGOs for an urgent change to the law on donations amid fears it is being used to muzzle them.

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Human Rights Commission calls for review of Electoral Act

Human Rights Commission calls for review of Electoral Act

The body, which protects and promotes human rights and equality, warned that the 1997 Act could be having "a chilling effect" on the funding and activities of civil society organisations.

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321 murdered, hundreds assaulted: 2018 deadliest year on record for human rights activists

321 murdered, hundreds assaulted: 2018 deadliest year on record for human rights activists

While most of the attacks took place in a small group of countries with persistently poor human rights records - Colombia and Mexico in particular - concerns are also being raised about a spate of new laws in other countries which, it is feared, will make activists more vulnerable.

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Amnesty International still worried about Emirati princess despite Mary Robinson meeting

Amnesty International still worried about Emirati princess despite Mary Robinson meeting

Photos of her meeting earlier this month with Sheikha Latifa were released last week, with Mrs Robinson subsequently criticised by activists concerned for the princess' welfare

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Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at comments on visit to Emirati princess not seen since March

Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at comments on visit to Emirati princess not seen since March

The former president has been pictured with the 33-year-old, who hadn't been seen in months, and says she's in the loving care of her family.

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“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”: War of words led to a universal human rights declaration

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”: War of words led to a universal human rights declaration

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has played a pivotal role in the quest for global justice, writes TP O’Mahony.

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Human Rights day marks a life-enhancing uplifting charter

Today is International Human Rights Day and marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

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Death of campaigner Gaynor French who fought to live and for the right to die

Death of campaigner Gaynor French who fought to live and for the right to die

Gaynor French, the terminally ill cancer patient who spent the final year of her life fulfilling a bucket list of madcap antics and campaigning for voluntary assisted dying, has died.

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Censorship through the millennia. And trying to locate it in the 21st Century

Censorship through the millennia. And trying to locate it in the 21st Century

Once upon a time we all knew what censorship was, who the good and bad guys were, and what could be done to make the world a better place.

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Rohingya Crisis: Refugee father of eight tells his story about fleeing to Bangladesh with his family

Rohingya Crisis: Refugee father of eight tells his story about fleeing to Bangladesh with his family

On August 25, 2017, the Myanmar military launched ‘clearance operations’ against the Rohingya in Rakhine State, causing widespread violence and destruction, forcing more than 706,000 people to flee into neighbouring Bangladesh.

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