SoS Submission to UN Human Rights Council

The UN will carry out a review of Ireland in 2016. Read our submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council: This submission outlines the torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, perpetrated on three generations of women in Ireland

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High Court refuses application for costs in symphysiotomy case​

Survivors of Symphysiotomy has​ expressed satisfaction with ​today’s High Court judgme​nt​ refusing the State’s application for costs in a case involving a so-called ​prophylactic symphysiotomy ​done ​in 1963 ​at the Coombe Hospital, Dublin. ​’It was unseemly to see the State

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8 Point Plan

SoS rejected the Murphy redress proposals and has proposed an 8 point plan for a better, fairer deal: (i) Be based on an admission by the State and by Government that the gratuitous and involuntary practice of symphysiotomy was wrong

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SoS to outline core demands in meeting with Minister tomorrow

Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) are set to meet the Minister for Health tomorrow (Friday18 September) at the Department of Health, Hawkins House at 4.30. Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of SoS, who is leading a 15-strong delegation to the meeting, said: ‘we

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Survivors of symphysiotomy say draconian government scheme flouts UN recommendations

Survivors of symphysiotomy are taking to the gates of Government Buildings today in an effort to make their voices heard. Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) Chairperson said: ‘We understands that the Government’s arrangements for redress have been signed off on by

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Government ​redress scheme flouts human rights standards and ignores UN recommendations

Government ​redress scheme flouts human rights standards and ignores UN recommendations Survivors of symphysiotomy have slated new plans for redress. Survivors of Symphyiotomy (SoS), which represents 99 per cent of survivors, said the Government’s final scheme, which is about to

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Survivors of symphysiotomy seek referral of cases to DPP and put 8 point plan to Government

Survivors of symphysiotomy have advanced proposals to Government aimed at resolving their issues, while looking for cases to be referred to the authorities. Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) said: ‘yesterday, following the UN damning verdict’s on the

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UN human rights committee damns State’s handling of symphysiotomy while NMH lawyers threaten 92-year-old victim

UN human rights committee damns State’s handling of symphysiotomy while NMH lawyers threaten 92-year-old victim Survivors of symphysiotomy have warmly welcomed the UN’s verdict on Ireland’s handling of their issue. Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS), which represents

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Survivors of Symphysiotomy ​ dismiss as ‘false’ and ‘misleading’ claims by Coombe Hospital

Survivors of Symphysiotomy have dismissed ​as ‘false’ and ‘misleading’ claims by a Dublin maternity hospital that its services could be at risk if it were liable for damages payable to victims of this childbirth surgery.   Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS),

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