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A bank has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to pay €4,000 in compensation to a Syrian refugee who was denied a bank account. The man was supported by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in taking a case against the bank for breach of the Equal Status Acts 2000

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Two people who came to Ireland as refugees but subsequently naturalised as Irish citizens have failed in their court bid to access the family reunification scheme. Ms Justice Marie Baker, sitting in the Court of Appeal, today handed down judgment in the test cases ‘MAM’ and ‘KN&rsq

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted leave by the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case examining the right to silence when a person is questioned as part of a criminal investigation. The case, Sweeney v Minister for Justice, Ireland an

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Lawyers Adrian Carroll, Eliona Gjecaj and Kieran Murphy have been appointed to serve on a new committee scrutinising Ireland's record on the rights of disabled people. The Disability Advisory Committee, made up of 11 members, is the first-ever statutory advisory committee in Ireland to support monit

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called for a review of the Electoral Acts amid concerns that the legislation may be having a chilling effect on civil society organisations. In a policy statement, the Commission warned that the State "should avoid placing undue restrictions on wide

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