Human Rights in Ireland

Amnesty calls for repeal of legal waiver and extension of deadline in Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme

05 December 2014

Today, on the deadline for applications to the ‘Surgical Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme’, Amnesty International has called on the Minister for Health to repeal the legal waiver women must sign before they accept any payment.

A call to accept the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural rights

01 September 2014

Dear Taoiseach,

The Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) Rights Initiative is a network of organisations and individuals with a shared belief that increased protection of ESC rights in Irish law would contribute to a more just, inclusive and equal society.


Amnesty welcomes final report of the Constitutional Convention and recommendation to strengthen economic, social and cultural rights


Amnesty International has welcomed the publication today of the Constitutional Convention report recommending strengthening economic, social and cultural rights. 

Amnesty welcomes the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention to strengthen ESC rights

23 February 2014

In its final meeting this weekend the Constitutional Convention considered whether Bunreacht na hÉireann should be amended to better protect fundamental human rights like health, social security and housing.

Constitutional Convention on tour

The Constitutional Convention is hitting the road and coming to a town near you!

This is your chance to get involved and have your say. You have an opportunity to influence Bunreacht na hÉireann and ask for your human rights to be protected.

Ireland has committed to protecting these rights in international law but many of these rights are missing from the Irish Constitution.