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Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will appear before the Human Rights Council, as part of the Universal Periodic Review, at 1.30pm at the UN in Geneva today, to explain what the previous Irish government ignored achieved during its tenure.

Ms Fitzgerald is expected to field questions on a variety of subjects.

These include housing and homelessness; reproductive rights; the historical abuse of women and children; the rights of persons with a disability; immigration and asylum; access to adequate healthcare and education; LGBT rights; prisons and detention; the rights of children and older people; the rights of Travellers, Roma and other minority groups in Ireland.

Ms Fitzgerald’s appearance will be live streamed here from 1.30pm.

Government facing rights leadership test at UN today (Irish Council for Civil Liberties)