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
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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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