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

Rights groups reject Government scheme for symphysiotomy survivors that flouts UN human rights standards

At a joint press conference in Dublin this morning (Tuesday 30 September 2014), Survivors of Symphysiotomy and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) rejected Minister Varadkar’s proposed ex gratia scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy. The unanimous rejection of the

Why SoS rejected Government’s Redress Scheme:

SoS’s members unanimiously rejected the Government’s redress plan last July. This is why: 1. Its ex gratia nature and its basis in the Walsh and Murphy reports maintain the official lie that, in effect, 97 per cent of these operations

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

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

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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