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A leading academic from Barna stated yesterday that the legal processes at Guantánamo Bay are unfair and that human rights are being denied those who are being detained there.
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has highlighted the fact that a total of €64.3 million was spent on centres for refugees and asylum seekers in 2016, which is a rise of 11 per cent on the previous year.
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The issue of delivering healthcare fairly, using a human rights framework, will be discussed at NUI Galway on 6 February. The public event is part of the President’s Ethics Initiative and President Michael D. Higgins will open the event.
A seminar due to take place in Galway next Monday will explore alternatives to the current reception and legal framework for asylum seekers in Ireland.
The Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), NUI Galway, in close collaboration with project partner the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), has won a major EU contract for Irish Law and Social Data Research and will become Ireland’s new national focal point for the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). This is the first time that the prestigious FRANET-Ireland contract for data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues in Ireland has been awarded to an Irish University-led bid.
Professor William Schabas, honorary chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, has been appointed to a new UN Commission of Inquiry charged with investigating purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly in the Gaza Strip, since the conflict began on June 13.
Twenty two transition year students from Balla Secondary School, Castlebar, visited the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to take part in the OCO’s human rights education programme.
Last week Mrs Margaret Sekaggya, the UN special rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, met a delegation of 10 people to discuss the issues they face regarding the Corrib Gas Project. The delegation comprised seven members of Shell to Sea, Kilcommon parish priest Fr Michael Nallen, and two members of the human rights monitoring organisation Table Observers: Sr Majella McCarron and Donal Ó Mearáin.