A call to accept the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural rights
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.
The streets of Hong Kong are hard to recognise these days. The exhilarating energy filling the city’s main roads, crowded with hopeful protesters, is something I have not seen since I was a young student back in 1989, when we took to the streets in solidarity with the Tiananmen protesters.
A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights how the shameful inaction of European Union (EU) countries has contributed to a spiralling death toll with thousands of refugees and migrants losing their lives in a desperate bid to reach European shores.
The Government’s repressive total ban on abortion is destroying the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them to proceed with life-threatening pregnancies, according to a new report launched today by Amnesty International.
Protection for the millions of people whose lives are devastated by the poorly regulated global conventional arms trade is set to take a giant leap forward today, Amnesty International said, with the historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) expected to surpass the 50 ratifications needed to trigger a 90-day countdown to entry into force.
The abandoning of a draconian anti-abortion bill that threatened the health, dignity and lives of women and girls in Spain is a step in a positive direction, Amnesty International said today.
The flourishing trade, manufacture and export of tools of torture by Chinese companies is fuelling human rights violations across Africa and Asia, new research by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation reveals.
Ireland’s latest guidelines on abortion are mere window-dressing that will confuse health professionals and endanger the lives and rights of women and girls, said Amnesty International.
Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children – some as young as 12 – using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.
Pakistan should immediately scrap apparent plans to carry out the first civilian execution in almost six years and instead impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a first step towards abolition, Amnesty International said.