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Law for asylum seekers in direct provision; deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Mary Lou McDonald (SF, Dublin C)  that there were no plans for Ireland to opt in to the Council Directive 2003/9 governing minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers (Dail…

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Minister for Equality and Justice, Alan Shatter, gave assurances to the Dail that the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) would conform to the Paris Principles (Dail Eireann, Debates, 6th March 2013, 12-13).  He had consulted with…

New Human Rights and Equality Commission; Traveller ethnicity

The Minister for Justice & Equality told Pearse Doherty (SF, Donegal SW) and Padraig MacLochlainn (SF, Donegal NE) that the new Human Rights and Equality Commission would have enhanced powers (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2012, 52-3) .  Their new…

Protest over new Human Rights/Equality appointment

In the Seanad, David Norris (ind, Dublin University) protested at the manner in which the government had already appointed the new head of the joined Equality Authority and Human Rights Commission (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 26th June 2012, 204).  He described…

New equality and human rights body

The Seanad discussed the new equality and human rights body to replace the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2012, 890-2).  Katherine Zappone (ind, Taoiseach nominee) raised the effectiveness of the new body…

Merging the Human Rights Commission and Equality Authority

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter told the Dail that the report of the working group on the merger of the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission had been published on 20th April and he intended to…

Human Rights Commission, Equality Authority

Ivanna Bacik (Lab, Dublin University) demanded a debate on the proposed merger of the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 21st March 2011, 349).  Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) were apprehensive about the way it was being…

Merging the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, was asked about the progress of the merging of the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission (Dail Eireann, Debates, 7th February 1012, 249-250).  He told Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) that…

2 News: No new plan against racism

Travellers as ethnic minority for decision shortly The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Jonathan O’Brien (SF, Cork NC) that he did not intend to develop a second national action plan against racism  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 22nd November…

Recognition of Travellers as an ethnic group

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, told Gerald Nash (Lab, Louth) that the Traveller Policy Division of his department had held discussions with five national Traveller groups about the issue of the recognition of the Traveller community as…

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