Getting Your Records Back from the Scheme

TO ALL SURVIVORS OF SYMPHYSIOTOMY WHO APPLIED TO THE PAYMENT SCHEME AND THEIR FAMILIES You may have seen the controversy over the plan to destroy medical records held by the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme. The Assessor has announced that all records

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

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

Government’s so-called “non-adversarial” Scheme places impossible and unjust burden of proof on survivors of symphysiotomy

Government’s so-called “non-adversarial” Scheme places impossible and unjust burden of proof on survivors of symphysiotomy. Survivors of Symphysiotomy have criticised the implementation of the Symphysiotomy Scheme, describing the Scheme’s criteria for a 50 year paper trail of injuries as ‘unrealistic,

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

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

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

SOS statement on meeting with Minister James Reilly

Government accused of trying to blindfold survivors of symphysiotomy by setting up an opaque and closed-ended process. Survivors of Symphysiotomy are dismayed at the Government’s failure to engage with their demands, following their meeting with Minister James Reilly this afternoon.

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