Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Coimisiún na hÉireann um Chearta an Duine agus Comhionannas
+ 353 (0) 1 8589601
+ 353 (0) 1 8589601
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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is Ireland’s national human rights and equality institution.
We are an independent public body that accounts to the Oireachtas, with a mandate established under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 (IHREC Act 2014). The IHREC Act includes and further enhances the functions of the former Irish Human Rights Commission and the former Equality Authority.
Our purpose is to protect and promote human rights and equality in Ireland and build a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding across Irish society.
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was established on 1 November 2014, under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. In undertaking its mandate the Commission is obliged by section 10(3) of the Act to exercise its functions with a view to encouraging and supporting the development of a society in which:
There is respect for, and protection of, each person’s human rights
There is respect for the dignity and worth of each person
A person’s ability to achieve his or her potential is not limited by prejudice, discrimination, neglect or prohibited conduct
Each person has a fair and equal opportunity to participate in the economic, political, social or cultural life of the State
There is mutual respect between persons, including classes of persons, based on a shared understanding of the value of diversity within society and on a shared respect for equality and human rights
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Equinet Chair Evelyn Collins and Executive Director Anne Gaspard met with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Chief Commissioner Emily Logan and her team while in Dublin on 17 October last.
UN CEDAW Committee ‘Concluding Observations’ reflect crucial gaps in Ireland’s compliance with international obligations highlighted to the UN by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.