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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.

WHAT'S NEW

Amnesty International has today called on the Irish Government to accept the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention to amend the Constitution and protect economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. 

On 8 February an Irish teenager who had spent 550 days in an Egyptian prison learned that his trial in Cairo had been postponed yet again. He was awaiting a mass trial with 493 others on charges that range from murder to attempted murder to preventing people from praying in a mosque. Charges that could lead to his being sentenced to death.

Yesterday (Tuesday 17th February), the Report and Final Stage debates on the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 concluded in Seanad Eireann. 

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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