Wednesday May 27, 2020

Putting human rights first

Irish companies' dealings with repressive countries raise concerns about human rights violations, writes Shane Darcy.

11th March, 2012
The Corrib protest raised human rights concerns. Photo: Photocall

The news that products provided by Irish companies are being implicated in repression and human right abuses overseas should not come as a surprise, given the dearth of adequate regulation here.

As Ireland increasingly positions itself as an export-orientated economy, its commitment to human rights requires that it ensures that companies operating here are human rights compliant.

Technology firms based here have been criticised for sales of military-related products or dealing with repressive regimes. Longer-established...

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