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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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Humanitarian and step-sister of Anne Frank addresses Amnesty International conference in Dublin

 

Amnesty International tentatively welcomes inclusion of Citizens’ Assembly on Eighth Amendment in Programme for Partnership

DUBLIN, 5th May 2016 - Amnesty International Ireland today welcomed reports that the draft “Programme for Partnership” document agreed between Fine Gael and Independents, if forming a minority government, includes a commitment to establishing a Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

Tell the next Irish Government that it MUST expand access to abortion

Ireland’s laws on abortion violate the human rights of women and girls. And people in Ireland want that to end. 87% want expanded access to abortion. 69% think this should be a priority for the next government and 73% want a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment.

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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