UN to monitor racial and religious discrimination in Irish schools
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination (CERD) will be monitoring Ireland’s record on this issue at meetings from 14 February to 11 March.
The CERD sees a link between racial and religious discrimination. In its last report on Ireland, in 2005, the CERD asked Ireland to establish more nonreligious schools and to ensure that pupils are not discriminated against because of their religion or lack of religion.
Atheist Ireland has sent a submission to the CERD in advance of the meetings at which the CERD will be examining Ireland’s record since then.