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Access to justice and under-reporting of discrimination in Ireland

Posted on April 02, 2015

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By Rachel Mullen is the Coordinator of the Equality and Rights Alliance www.eracampaign.org

Any discussion of the protection and fulfilment of economic, social and cultural rights must consider the backdrop of significant levels of discrimination, together with significant levels of under-reporting of discrimination in an Irish context.

Access to key public services and employment are central to the fulfilment of social and economic rights. Our equality legislation prohibits discrimination in access to employment, goods and services for those groups protected under equality law. There is, however, a significant gap between the lived experience of people who are regularly discriminated against in accessing services and employment, and the ability to vindicate their rights in this regard.

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