Policy issues concerning Human Rights

Social Justice Ireland publication wins award

Social Justice Ireland's recent book entitled "Basic Income: Radical Utopia or Practical Solution" has received an award for original work in Irish Fiscal Policy from Ireland's Foundation for Fiscal Studies, Fiscal.ie. The award was made today (October 2nd, 2017) as part of the Fiscal.ie announcment of the Miriam Hederman O'Brien Award. Fiscal.ie said the award was being made to Social Justice Ireland "in recognition of your outstanding work". The  full text of this publication (edited by Social Justice Ireland Directors, Brigid Reynolds and Seán Healy) is available here and may be downloaded free of charge.

Social Justice Ireland's analysis and policy proposals on the Global South

Ireland can and should play a prominent role in the development of Sustainable Development Goals for the planet in 2015.  Government should also commit to ensuring it reaches the ODA target of 07.% GNP by 2020. A full analysis of the policy challenges and proposals on the Global South are outlined in our Socio-Economic Review 2015 ‘Towards a Just Society’.  The chapter is available below.

Human Dignity and Human Rights

Human rights are the rights of all persons so that each person is not only a right-holder but also has duties to all other persons to respect and promote their rights.  Thus there is a sharing of the benefits of rights and the burden of duties. Social Justice Ireland's understanding of human dignity and human rights is expanded upon here.

National Action Plan Social Inclusion 2007-2016

National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAPinclusion) 2007-2016 - Ireland

The commitments set out in this Plan are 
ambitious and challenging. The new strategic 
framework will facilitate greater co-ordination and 
integration of structures and procedures across 
Government at national and local levels, as well as 
improved reporting and monitoring mechanisms.

Draft Charter of Emerging Human Rights

The world arranged itself around a distribution between sovereign states, with each state taking 
responsibility for the group that it represented. In the 21st century, however, we are living 
unavoidably in a world of greater complexity. The inter-State relations and the transnational 
movements are interlinked and crossed with confrontations between States, conflicts that 
persist, and social violences that affect entire regions.