Disability tops list of equality concerns for the IHREC – Law Society of Ireland Gazette

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has launched its annual report 2018 to the Houses of the Oireachtas. The report indicates a significant increase in activity for the IHREC during its fourth full year of work as Ireland’s national human rights and equality body, which is directly accountable to the Oireachtas.

There were significant legal interventions across direct provision, disability rights and housing. Disability discrimination remains the highest area, being almost one-third of all equality related concerns. A total of 1,711 public concerns in relation to discrimination were handled by the commission last year.

Housing focus The top three public concerns related to the Equal Status Acts, focusing on discrimination on the grounds of disability (33%), housing assistance (22%), and race (15%). The top three public concerns under the Employment Equality Acts related to discrimination in employment and job-seeking on the grounds of disability (30%), gender (25%)

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