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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.

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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.

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nichola Mallon, and Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Máire Hendron, will lay flowers at unmarked mass graves at Milltown Cemetery to remember the city's ‘forgotten babies’ and other poor and marginalised people buried there, today.

Today, at a joint press conference with Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Amnesty International Ireland reiterated its call on the Government to repeal the legal waiver women must sign before they accept any payment, and extend the deadline for applying for these awards if it is amended.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRELAND

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.

 

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