User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Electoralism vs Abstentionism (Or: Why You Should Run For Office) Fri Aug 26, 2016 17:07 | Slyvia Smith

offsite link Centrism extremism: how horseshoe-politics silences brutality Sat Jul 02, 2016 18:25 | yeksmesh

offsite link Of Tankies, Trots and Social Democrats Thu May 12, 2016 23:41 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Avatars of the Advanced-Capitalist Psyche – Capitain America: Civil War Mon May 09, 2016 00:07 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Wailings about Left Unity Sat Feb 13, 2016 01:13 | James O'Brien

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Irish media should be fighting gagging law

offsite link Formal complaint against RTE for bias Anthony

offsite link Water protester convicted on trumped up charge Anthony

offsite link The people now know what you are Mr. Ross Anthony

offsite link Independents must decide: The people or the corrupt political system Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/09/30 ? Open Thread Fri Sep 30, 2016 08:30 | Herb Swanson
2016/09/30 07:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The war against Syria: both sides go to ?plan B? Fri Sep 30, 2016 05:30 | The Saker
This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-war-aga... In view of the total failure the US policy to regime-change Syria and overthrow Assad, the time has now come for

offsite link The Debate ? Winning by Losing Thu Sep 29, 2016 15:43 | Saker-Admin
The presidential debate has generated a lot of comments here on thesaker.is. The moderators have read many different views. The moderators all found this comment by  TooLegit2Quit well worth reading, it

offsite link Syrian War Report ? September 29, 2016: US Deploys Troops near Aleppo City Thu Sep 29, 2016 14:17 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep...

offsite link A beautiful situation in Syria or how to build a mousetrap, by Cat Motya Thu Sep 29, 2016 04:11 | Scott
A beautiful situation in Syria or how to build a mousetrap,  by Cat Motya The US, Russia and SYRIA SitRep by Cat Motya, September 27, 2016 Russia, US and Syria

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link Benefit Sanctions and Coercion Within the Irish Welfare System Thu Sep 22, 2016 13:38 | Cliodhna Murphy

offsite link The rights of the unborn: a troubling decision from the High Court? Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:42 | Máiréad Enright

offsite link Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project. Mon Jul 11, 2016 13:40 | admin

offsite link The UN and the Eighth Amendment Thu Jun 23, 2016 09:46 | admin

offsite link Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:29 | admin

Human Rights in Ireland >>

News Release - Government Rejects UN Rapporteur's Recommendations on Corrib

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Wednesday April 30, 2014 19:04author by shell2c Report this post to the editors

News Release - Issued by Mayo Shell to Sea
April 30th, 2014 - For immediate release

In a submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Shell to Sea have criticised the Irish Government for rejecting recommendations made by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights regarding the policing of Corrib protest [1].

In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2013, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “Investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner” [2].

Ms Sekaggya met with Shell to Sea, Table Observers and other concerned members of the community in November 2012
Ms Sekaggya met with Shell to Sea, Table Observers and other concerned members of the community in November 2012

Ms Sekaggya's recommendations were echoed earlier this year by Archbishop Desmond Tutu who supported the call for an independent inquiry into the policing of Corrib [3].

However earlier this month Minister for Justice Alan Shatter rejected the recommendation saying “I do not see a necessity for an independent inquiry into the policing operation in north County Mayo.”[4]

Other relevant recommendations made by Rapporteur Sekeggya, including allowing the Garda Ombudsman to do an “examination of the practices, policies and procedures of the police in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute” also have been ignored by the Irish Government.

Another recommendation that was highlighted in the Shell to Sea submission was Ms Sekaggya's recommendation calling on Ireland to:
"Enact adequate overarching legislation to protect whistle-blowers in all sectors of activity, ensuring that it complies fully with the United Nations Convention against Corruption;" a recommendation which has proven to be very timely given the situation that emerged surrounding the allegations of corruption made by Garda Sgt. Maurice McCabe and Garda John Wilson and how these whistle-blowers were treated by their superiors up to and including Commissioner Callinan and Minister Shatter.

Terence Conway of Shell-to-Sea states “Bearing in mind the cosy relationship that Alan Shatter enjoyed with the former Garda Commissioner, his hostile reaction to the Garda whistle-blowers and now his rejection of the recommendation by the UN rapporteur for an independent investigation into the policing of the Corrib Gas dispute, it is clear he is quite happy for corruption and human rights abuses to go unchecked within the Gardaí.”

The submission is being made to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as part of the follow-up programme to the Universal Periodic Review of human rights in Ireland. [5,6]

ENDS

For more information contact:

Terence Conway: 086 0866264

http://www.shelltosea.com
http://www.facebook.com/shelltosea
http://twitter.com/#!/ShellToSea

Links

[1] Shell to Sea submission to the follow-up programme on the Universal Periodic Review
http://www.shelltosea.com/content/shell-sea-submission-...ramme
[2] Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya - Mission to Ireland
http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/Regul...n.pdf

[3] Inquiries into Garda Activities - Written Dail Questions http://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2014-04-01a.802#...803.q

[4] Archbishop Tutu calls for independent inquiry into policing of Corrib gas project - Lorna Siggins - Irish Times
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/archbishop-t...42403

[5] Shell to Sea Universal Periodic Review submission
http://www.shelltosea.com/content/shell-sea-universal-p...ssion

[6] Universal Periodic Review - Ireland - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/PAGES/IESession12.aspx

The Shell to Sea Campaign has three main aims:

1) That any exploitation of the Corrib gas field be done in a safe way that will not expose the local community in Erris to unnecessary health, safety and environmental risks.
2) To renegotiate the terms of the Great Oil and Gas Giveaway, which sees Ireland’s 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent* off the West Coast go directly to the oil companies, with the Irish State retaining a 0% share, no energy security of supply and only 25% tax on profits against which all costs can be deducted.
3) To seek justice for the human rights abuses suffered by Shell to Sea campaigners due to their opposition to Shell’s proposed inland refinery.
Posted Date:
30 April 2014

Link:

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com/content/shell-sea-submission-...ramme
© 2001-2016 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy