Posts Tagged ‘foreign policy of Ireland’

Internships available in the Human Rights Unit of the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

January 22, 2016

Applications are invited for internships in the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland. Human Rights are accorded a high priority in Irish foreign policy. The positions in the Human Rights Unit are for a period of up to eleven months, with the first position commencing in April 2016. A shortlist of suitable candidates will be established from which the internship positions will be filled. Successful candidates will possess inter alia the following qualifications/experience:

  • first or second class honours degree in Law, International Relations, Human Rights, Politics or another relevant discipline is required
  • post-graduate or professional qualification is desirable
  • good knowledge of International and/or Human Rights Law
  • Work experience, preferably of at least 6 months duration, with organisations working in the field of human rights would be desirable.
  • Good computer skills.

Candidates wishing to apply for the intern positions should complete the application form (please do NOT submit CVs). Make sure that you are using the 2016 application form. Please use a clearly legible computer font to complete this form. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Completed application forms, clearly marked, INTERN APPLICATION, should be submitted by close of business, Thursday, 4 February, 2016 to:

Mr. Colin Wrafter
Director
Human Rights Unit
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 79-80 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Email: hruintern[at]dfa[dot]ie

https://www.dfa.ie/media/dfa/alldfawebsitemedia/aboutus/HRU-Intern-advertisement-2016-ENG.pdf

Amnesty Ireland expresses concern about possible foreign policy change

February 2, 2014

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Amnesty Ireland has voiced serious concern about the government’s failure to raise human rights issues during its trade mission to the Middle East. The group wrote to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Jobs to ask if it is now part of our foreign policy to allow trade issues to trump the government’s human rights commitments, sending a copy of its report from November 2013 which details abuses of the rights of migrant workers in Qatar.

Colm O Gorman, executive Director of Irish Amnesty, says Ireland needs to show leadership on human rights issues: “It is of grave concern to us Read the rest of this entry »

Irish Foreign Minister announces review of foreign policy; believes that values and economic dynamism are compatible

November 18, 2013

Eamon Gilmore made the announcement at the 13th annual NGO Forum on Human Rights, which is taking in Dublin Castle today.

(Minister Eamon Gilmore at the 13th annual NGO Forum on Human Rights, on 13 November)

Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, announced at the 13th annual NGO Forum on Human Rights in Dublin [this year’s forum was on “Ideals and Interests: the place of human rights in foreign policy] that he had initiated a complete review of Ireland’s foreign policy and external relations – the first such audit to be carried out in nearly two decades. This is important as Ireland – although a small nation – is one of the few with an explicit policy to support human rights defenders.

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