Ireland questioned on human rights of sex workers by UN
Institutional abuse and traveller ethnicity among issues raised by UN committee
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
A Government delegation to the United Nations has been criticised as “vague and unhelpful” in its responses to questions about abortion.
Ireland was examined on Wednesday by a UN committee on women’s rights, on compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It is the first time Ireland has faced questioning by the Geneva-based CEDAW committee since 2005.
The delegation also heard calls for an international inquiry into symphysiotomy, for guarantees to protect the human rights of sex-workers and for measures to protect lone parents from poverty.
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