Human rights matter as much in Ireland as they do across the world. In addition to our international campaigns we also do limited work on domestic human rights issues, some of which outlined below.


Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR), the National Women’s Council of Ireland, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Amnesty International (Ireland) today called on the Government to honour the promise it made to Magdalene survivors in June 2013, to implement all of Mr Justice John Quirke’s recommendations for a Magdalene restorative justice scheme. 

Amnesty International welcomed the Irish Government’s commitment to advancing global human rights, and a new interdepartmental committee to progress its domestic human rights compliance, in its review of Ireland’s foreign policy published today. 

Following yesterday’s "national summit for disabilities" held as a result of the evidence of abuses at Áras Attracta in Co Mayo, and yesterday’s Oireachtas health committee hearing on the issue, Amnesty International has called for decisive and meaningful action from the Irish Government.


Human rights matter as much in Ireland as across the world. 

Amnesty International is a global organisation that seeks to prevent and end grave and systematic human rights abuses. Its primary approach is to campaign and lobby for greater human rights protections, and produce action-orientated research to inform and support this work.