Human Rights

Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Human Rights, Justice, National, Prisoners

Statement from Justice Watch Ireland

Today the court of appeal in Belfast granted leave for the Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton to challenge the dismissal of their appeals in the UK supreme court.
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Features, Human Rights, Justice

Statement From: McConville Wootton <>

Today the appeal court and the Public prosecution service have increased the sentence of John Paul Wootton from 14 to 18 years. This punitive measure is designed to cloak the fact that John Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville are victims of one of the most blatant miscarriages of justice in recent times.
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Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Debates, Equality, Human Rights

Clare Speaking on the Civil Registration Bill 2014, raises questions about some of the inconsistencies in terms of  rights including fathers rights and adopted people’s right to access their identities. Click on the link below to watch:

Saying Prayers


Equality, Human Rights

During a Dáil debate on Thursday October 2nd regarding calling a referendum to decide on removing or retaining the blasphemy clause in the constitution I referred to the recital of a Christian prayer at the beginning of each sitting of the Dáil as being ‘offensive.’ As a result I have been labelled as intolerant by some individuals and a portion of the media. On the contrary it is in the interests of tolerance and fairness that I made such remarks. Let me clarify that as a staunch defender of freedom of conscience, freedom of expression and freedom of speech I would defend anyone’s right to pray or not to pray whatever the case may be.
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