Anti-racism report makes uncomfortable reading for Government Human rights body highlights many fail
Updated: May 3
IHREC argues that “while political debates should be free and open, they should not be characterised by a political discourse that is of a discriminatory and racist nature”. The report, which will be passed to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, states that IHREC is “concern(ed) about political discourse that may serve to exclude minority groups from public life”.
The report by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) on the State’s compliance with its UN anti-racism obligations will make uncomfortable reading for the Government. There is little to save its blushes among the 155 recommendations.