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May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18 years. Persons under 18 must obtain the permission of the Circuit Family Court or the High Court to marry" (13).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Most persons convicted received prison sentences of five to 12 years" (11). "The law criminalizes engaging in, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with a child younger than 17. The maximum sentence in such cases is five years in prison, which can increase to 10 years if the accused is a person in authority, such as a parent or teacher. The law additionally proscribes any person from engaging in, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with a juvenile younger than 15; the maximum sentence is life imprisonment" (13).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Other reported human rights problems included...unequal pay and promotions for women in the workplace" (1). "Inequalities in pay and promotions, although prohibited by law, persisted in both the public and private sectors" (13).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, but there were reports of forced labor in the country. The government effectively enforced the law, but it was unclear how many, if any, labor traffickers were convicted during the year…The law considers forced labor to be human trafficking" (18).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law obliges employers to prevent sexual harassment and prohibits employers from dismissing an employee for making a complaint of sexual harassment. Authorities effectively enforced the law when sexual harassment was reported to them. The penalties can include an order requiring equal treatment in the future, as well as compensation for the victim up to a maximum of two years’ pay or 40,000 euros ($44,000), whichever is greater. The law prohibits harassment and sexual harassment not only in employment but also in the supply of, and access to, goods and services." (12).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law" (13). "The law provides a sentence of a fine of up to 31,000 euros ($34,100), a prison sentence of up to 14 years, or both for a person convicted of allowing a child to be used for pornography. For producing, distributing, printing, or publishing child pornography, the maximum penalty is 1,900 euros ($2,100), 12 months’ imprisonment, or both" (14).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and law prohibit discrimination. The nine grounds under which the law prohibits discrimination are sex, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, and membership in the Traveller community. The government generally enforced these prohibitions" (11).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Anyone found guilty of violating a barring or protection order may receive a fine of up to 4,000 euros ($4,400), a prison sentence of 12 months, or both" (11). "The government permitted domestic violence to be included among factors affecting child custody decisions" (12).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs expressed continued concern over...the lack of a mechanism to provide safe living quarters for migrant women experiencing domestic violence" (12).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"During the year there were no reported cases of FGM/C" (12).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law considers forced labor to be human trafficking. The penalty for human trafficking is up to life imprisonment and an unlimited fine" (18).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes domestic violence. It authorizes prosecution of a violent family member and provides victims with “safety orders,” which prohibit a person from engaging in violent actions or threats, and “barring orders,” which prohibit an offender from entering the family home for up to three years...The law covers cohabiting couples, including same-sex couples and parents with a child in common, but not individuals in intimate relationships who have not cohabited. " (11-12).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to the director of public prosecution’s most recent report, in 2013 there were 86 prosecutions for sexual offenses, resulting in 75 convictions" (11).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In 2013 the country enacted the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act to permit abortion in limited circumstances such as real and substantive risk to the life of the pregnant women. Some international and national organizations have raised concerns about the lack of legal and medical clarity in implementing the Act" (13).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C for women and girls. The maximum penalty for performing FGM/C in the country or taking a girl to another country to undergo the procedure is a fine of up to 10,000 euros ($11,000), imprisonment for up to 14 years, or both...Police, Health Service Executive (the country’s public health service), Tusla, a child and family agency formed in 2014, and NGOs were on heightened alert during school holidays. Teachers have begun receiving training in detecting signs that a child is in danger of FGM/C and are legally obligated to report to police or child protection services if a girl may be in danger or if FGM/C has...more
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides women the same legal status and rights as men, including rights under family law, property law, inheritance law, labor law, and in the judicial system" (13).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law" (11). "The law criminalizes engaging in, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with a child younger than 17" (13).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (8).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law" (11).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"As of October 16, there were fewer prisoners than the official capacity of the system as a whole, although some individual facilities, especially those for women, exceeded capacity" (2).
May 29, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual, and Gender-Based Violence has funded NGO-led public awareness campaigns, including the “Man Up” campaign that featured high-level government figures. NGOs expressed continued concern over government funding cuts that they contended would hinder support services for victims of family violence, the lack of a comprehensive governmental program to collect data about domestic violence, and the lack of a mechanism to provide safe living quarters for migrant women experiencing domestic violence." (12).
May 4, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Rachel Moran, founder and executive director of SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment), was a key Irish abolitionist activist who advocated for the law as part of the Turn Off the Red Light campaign, a coalition of direct service providers, survivor-led groups, women's rights organizations, labor unions, medical providers and other groups in Ireland" (pp 3)
May 4, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-2, PRN-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"The new Irish law will help efforts to end demand by holding sex buyers accountable and will also ensure that prostituted individuals and survivors can access comprehensive support services. In addition, it strengthens national laws against sexual grooming, child pornography and sexual harassment in the Republic of Ireland" (pp 2)
May 4, 2018, 5:37 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) commends the Republic of Ireland for the historic passage of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill, which decriminalizes prostituted people and penalizes the purchase of sex. After years of intense efforts, the bill passed Ireland's lower house, Dáil Éireann, on Feb. 7 and was approved in the upper house, Seanad Éireann, on Feb. 14" (pp 1)
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Ireland launched their national action plan in 2015 and it expires in 2018 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The positive direct and normative effects of this legislation have inspired other countries in the European Union and beyond to implement similar laws e.g. Norway and Iceland (2009), South Africa (2007), and South Korea (2003). Consultations on whether to pass legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual act or service are presently under way in e.g. France, Belgium, The Republic of Ireland, Finland, Scotland, and Northern Ireland" (page 3).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus, Ireland, Mexico
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 17 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Chad, Guatemala, Ireland, Malawi
Variables: AOM-LAW-1, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2015, four countries raised the age of marriage to 18: Chad, Guatemala, Ireland, and Malawi" (para 3).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 20, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee. This ground-breaking ruling marks the first time that, in response to an individual complaint, an international human rights court or committee has recognized that by criminalizing abortion a state has violated a woman’s human rights. A detailed overview of the Committee's decision is available in this fact sheet.The U.N. committee ruled in favor of Amanda Mellet, who was denied access to an abortion in Ireland in 2011 after learning her pregnancy involved a fatal fetal impairment and found the prospect of continuing her pregnancy unbearable. The...more