UN Human Rights Committee review of Ireland – news on Irish legal matters from Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

Sep 29, 2014

The review of Ireland’s fourth periodic report on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) took place before the UN Human Rights Committee in July 2014 in Geneva.

The Committee’s ‘Concluding Observations’ on Ireland were published on 24th July, 2014 and the Committee’s main concerns were :-

  • reparations for abuses committed in the Magdalene Laundries,
  • the practice of symphysiotomy,
  • implementation of the Ryan report on child abuse,
  • corporal punishment,
  • easing restrictions for abortion,
  • women employment,
  • domestic violence,
  • asylum seekers,
  • the treatment of the Roma and Travellers minority groups,
  • the ‘right to counsel’. The Committee recommended that – “The State should guarantee in law and in practice, the right to counsel prior to interrogation, and take concrete steps to facilitate the presence of lawyers during interrogation”.

Visit www.ohchr.org for more information

– news on Irish legal matters from Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

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