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    Momentum to Change Termination of Pregnancy Laws Welcomed

    The Human Rights Commission welcomes the continued momentum to change Northern Ireland Termination of Pregnancy Laws. The Commission took a case to the Supreme Court that found Northern Ireland Laws are…
    20 Sep 2018
  • Research shows right to a fair trial can be in danger if individuals go to court without legal rep

    Research shows right to a fair trial can be in danger if individuals go to court without legal representationReport calls for cultural change and enhanced provision of information that will improve understanding…
    14 Sep 2018
  • Legacy proposals welcomed but further work needed on human rights

    Legacy proposals welcomed but further work needed on human rights The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has today published advice on the Northern Ireland Office consultation addressing the legacy…
    30 Aug 2018
  • Swimming against the poverty tide - Chief Commissioner writing in VIEW Digital

    Swimming against the poverty tideLes Allamby, Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, argues that urgent reform is needed to help those who are suffering economic hardship.…
    20 Aug 2018
  • The “Standing” of the Human Rights Commission

    The “Standing” of the Human Rights Commission by Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission This article is taken from the June/July 2018 edition of CAJ’s Just News…
    20 Aug 2018
  • Chief Commissioner Delivers Key Note Address to the McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School

    Keynote speech 18.08.18 By NIHRC Chief Commissioner Les Allamby The McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School in Dungannon “50 Years On - The Civil Rights Challenges in Ireland Today - Tackling Poverty, Sectarianism,…
    18 Aug 2018
  • Invitation to Tender: Human Rights Education Resource

    Call for Expressions of Interest on Human Rights Education Resource Tender* PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND THIS IS NOW CLOSED* The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission would like to draw your…
    02 Aug 2018
  • Invitation to Tender: Human Rights Animations

    Call for Expressions of Interest on the Development of short Human Rights Animations* PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND THIS IS NOW CLOSED* The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission would like…
    24 Jul 2018
  • UN Told Termination of Pregnancy Laws in N.I Continue to Breach Human Rights

    UN Told Termination of Pregnancy Laws in N.I Continue to Breach Human Rights Today the Human Rights Commission will report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women…
    23 Jul 2018
  • Invitation to Tender: Joint Committee Research on the Common Travel Area

    Call for Expressions of Interest for Research on the Common Travel Area.*PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND THIS IS NOW CLOSED* The Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission…
    04 Jul 2018
  • Human Rights Commission visits North Down and Ards

    Human Rights Commission visits North Down and Ards The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) visited Ards and North Down as part of its ongoing engagement work. The Commission met with local…
    29 Jun 2018
  • NIHRC visit Fort Hill Integrated College

    NIHRC visit Fort Hill Integrated College Pupils at Fort Hill Integrated College have been discussing mental health issues affecting young people in Northern Ireland today. The Northern Ireland Human Rights…
    26 Jun 2018
  • Human Rights Commission visits Shimna Integrated College

    Human Rights Commission visit Shimna Integrated College Students at Shimna Integrated College explored a number of human rights issues affecting those who live in Northern Ireland today. The Northern Ireland…
    22 Jun 2018
  • Northern Ireland Termination Law Breaches Women and Girls’ Human Rights

    Northern Ireland Termination Law Breaches Women and Girls’ Human Rights INTERVIEW REQUESTS: CONTACT Zara Porter on 07795640237. For further information, please contact on. INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE WITH:…
    07 Jun 2018
  • Timeline: NIHRC challenge to the law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland

    Human Rights Commission’s challenge to the law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland Timeline 1. In November 2013 the Commission had repeatedly advised the Department of Justice Northern Ireland…
    05 Jun 2018
  • Fact Sheet: NIHRC challenge to the law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland

    Human Rights Commission’s challenge to the law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland FAQ Why did the Commission take the case? From 2013, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has continued…
    05 Jun 2018
  • Supreme Court to deliver judgment on Human Rights Commission’s case

    Supreme Court to deliver judgment on Human Rights Commission’s case The UK Supreme Court has announced that it will deliver judgment in the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s case on Thursday…
    31 May 2018
  • Human Rights Commission visits Coalisland to Discuss Traveller Accommodation

    Human Rights Commission visits Coalisland to Discuss Traveller Accommodation The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) visited Coalisland on Monday 21 May to meet with local Traveller support…
    25 May 2018
  • Human Rights Commission visits Newry to Discuss Traveller Accommodation

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) visited Newry on Friday 18 May to meet with local Traveller support groups and organisations as part of its ongoing engagement work. The visit was facilitated…
    21 May 2018
  • Human Rights Commission visits Craigavon to Discuss Traveller Accommodation

    Human Rights Commission visits Craigavon to Discuss Traveller Accommodation The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) today visited Craigavon to meet with local Traveller support groups and…
    17 May 2018
  • Lord Alf Dubs to speak on rights and equality at Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement Anniversary event

    The Labour peer, Lord Alf Dubs, will be in Belfast on Thursday to attend a special event to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. The event has been organised by the Equality…
    16 May 2018
  • European Platform Discuss Traveller and Roma Rights in Belfast

    European Platform Discuss Traveller and Roma Rights in Belfast International attention will be focused on Northern Ireland this week examining the rights of Travellers and Roma. The first joint meeting…
    15 May 2018
  • NIHRC visit Drumragh Integrated College

    NIHRC visit Drumragh Integrated College Labour exploitation and migrant rights were some of the human rights issues discussed with pupils at Drumragh Integrated College today. The Northern Ireland Human…
    08 May 2018
  • Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon) to address NIHRC’s Annual Lecture

    Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon) to address NIHRC’s Annual Lecture in partnership with the Bar of Northern Ireland The renowned legal commentator and journalist, Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon), will be in Belfast…
    02 May 2018
  • North-South Joint Committee confirms Brexit rights concerns in Barnier Meeting

    Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement Joint Committee Confirms Brexit Rights Concerns in Barnier Meeting The EU Chief Negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier has today (30th April) met with the Joint Committee established…
    30 Apr 2018
  • North-South Joint Committee to meet with NI Under Secretary of State in Belfast

    North-South Joint Committee to meet with NI Under Secretary of State on Human Rights and Equality Impacts of Brexit The Joint Committee will meet with the NI Under Secretary of State in Belfast this Friday…
    27 Apr 2018
  • NIHRC launches new app

    ​The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission launched its new app today. The ‘NIHRC’ app will enable users to keep up to date with the work of the Commission while they are on the move - providing…
    26 Apr 2018
  • NIHRC Animation Launch: Let’s Talk about Rights and Religion

    Let’s Talk about Rights and Religion Protecting the right to freedom of conscience, thought and religion goes right to the heart of the kind of society that we all want to live in. That is the message…
    19 Apr 2018
  • The NIHRC Blog #10

    This month’s blog post is written by our Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby. Nothing about us, without us ‘Nothing about us, without us’ has become a rallying cry for people with disabilities to be…
    09 Apr 2018
  • NIHRC visits Coleraine

    NIHRC visits Coleraine The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is visiting community representatives from the Coleraine area on Wednesday 28 March. The visit takes place as part of the Commission’s…
    28 Mar 2018
  • Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement Joint Committee Warns of Brexit Human Rights and Equality Concerns

    Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement Joint Committee Warns of Brexit Human Rights and Equality Concerns 13th March 2018 Without the urgent implementation of safeguarding measures, the EU Withdrawal Agreement…
    14 Mar 2018
  • NIHRC launches report: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”: Travellers’ Accommodation in NI

    “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”: Travellers’ Accommodation in NI The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has published its investigation into Travellers’ accommodation today. This is the first…
    06 Mar 2018
  • UN Finds “Grave” and “Systemic violations” of Human Rights in Northern Ireland

    23 February 2018 The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has today released an Inquiry Report on access to Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland. The Report…
    23 Feb 2018
  • Rainbow Project and NIHRC Launch LGBTI Rights Animation

    Rainbow Project and NIHRC Launch LGBTI Rights Animation Violence and discrimination against LGBT and intersex children and young persons can take place at home, in schools and in institutions. Working…
    09 Feb 2018
  • The NIHRC Blog #9

    Our February blog post is written by Glenn Bradley, Chair of the Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum. Northern Ireland: Let’s Be Principled Pragmatists Practicing Business & Human Rights…
    09 Feb 2018
  • Bringing Disability Rights Home

    Bringing Disability Rights Home 30th January 2018 - The Vice Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will speak at a conference in Stormont on Tuesday 30 January 2018,…
    30 Jan 2018
  • North-South Joint Committee to Focus On Human Rights and Equality Impacts of Brexit with Tánaiste

    North-South Joint Committee to Focus On Human Rights and Equality Impacts of Brexit in Meeting with Tánaiste 22nd January 2018 – The statutory Joint Committee established under the Belfast/Good Friday…
    22 Jan 2018
  • The NIHRC Blog #8

    Our December blog post is written by our Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby. Last week the Human Rights Commission launched its annual statement at Stormont. This coincided with International Human Rights…
    19 Dec 2017
  • Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP to focus on Gender Equality at NIHRC Annual Statement 2017

    Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP to focus on Gender Equality at NIHRC Annual Statement 2017 The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is launching its Annual Statement on Monday 11 December and is delighted…
    11 Dec 2017
  • Concern Issued for Disability Rights Protections

    As we mark the International Day of Disabled Persons (3rd December 2017) the Human Rights Commission and Equality Commission have warned the UK Government that the introduction of welfare reform has imposed…
    01 Dec 2017
  • The NIHRC Blog #7

    Our November blog post is written by our Communications and Public Affairs Officer. Last month, our Chief Commissioner Les Allamby was invited to speak at a meeting of the Agencies Supporting Ethnic Minorities.…
    10 Nov 2017
  • Human Rights Commission Takes Challenge to Supreme Court

    In a landmark case the Human Rights Commission will challenge the law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland at the Supreme Court in London. In the Commission’s view the current law in Northern…
    23 Oct 2017
  • NIHRC Awaits Supreme Court Judgment on N.I Termination of Pregnancy Laws

    The Human Rights Commission’s 3 day challenge to the law on Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland closes at the Supreme Court in London today. In the Commission’s view the current law in Northern…
    19 Oct 2017
  • UK Supreme Court to hear Commission’s Appeal on N.I Termination of Pregnancy Laws

    DATES: The Case is listed for hearing on Tuesday 24 October, Wednesday 25 October and Thursday 26 October. FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS: CONTACT CLAIRE MARTIN ON 07717731873 INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE WITH: LES ALLAMBY,…
    17 Oct 2017
  • The NIHRC Blog #6

    Our September blog post is written by our Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby. Today, Reclaim the Agenda and Women’s Aid held a demonstration in Belfast to fight the two child limit on certain social security…
    21 Sep 2017
  • UN Critical of UK Human Rights Record on Legacy Cases

    Today the Human Rights Council of the United Nations is conducting its latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UK’s record on human rights. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has given…
    21 Sep 2017
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    Statement to Human Rights Council

    Statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on the UK’s Universal Periodic Review recommendations. On behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Northern Ireland Human…
    21 Sep 2017
  • NIHRC hosts Film Festival at Culture Night Belfast

    ​The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is taking part in this year’s Culture Night Belfast, set to take place on Friday 22nd September. The Commission will host an Outdoor Mini Human Rights…
    18 Sep 2017
  • United Nations Raises Concern for People with Disabilities

    Concern over the levels of protection offered to people with disabilities in Northern Ireland has been expressed by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee…
    01 Sep 2017
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    Appointment of New Human Rights Commissioners

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission today welcomes the announcement of six new Commissioners by the Secretary of State Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP. Helen Ferguson, Helena Macormac, Paul Mageean,…
    30 Aug 2017
  • Joint UKIM statement on UNCRPD examination

    As health and social care budgets are slashed disabled people’s right to independent living is being continually eroded, the UK’s equality and human rights bodies have said. The warning comes ahead…
    23 Aug 2017
  • Report to UN Calls on UK to Improve Disability Rights Record

    Government, at both UK and at Stormont level, needs to implement fully the obligations set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in order to remove the barriers…
    23 Aug 2017
  • The NIHRC Blog #5

    Our August blog post is written by our Communications and Public Affairs Officer. As a National Human Rights Institution, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission operates under The Paris Principles,…
    22 Aug 2017
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    Invitation to Tender: Development of Short Animations/Films

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) is seeking to raise awareness of human rights and to ensure greater accessibility to the public through its website and across its social networking…
    27 Jul 2017
  • The NIHRC Blog #4

    Our August blog post is written by our Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby. The Court of Appeal has issued its judgement on the Commission’s legal challenge to the lack of access to termination in Northern…
    18 Jul 2017
  • Update on the Human Rights Commission’s Challenge to N.I Termination of Pregnancy Laws

    The Court of Appeal has today granted the Human Rights Commission leave to appeal to the Supreme Court UK. On 30 June 2017 the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission applied for leave to appeal the Court…
    03 Jul 2017
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    Commission will Appeal Termination of Pregnancy Ruling

    The Court of Appeal did not uphold the Human Rights Commission’s challenge to the law on termination of pregnancy in Northern Ireland. The Commission has now confirmed it will lodge an appeal to the…
    29 Jun 2017
  • Chief Commissioner comments on Termination of Pregnancy Appeal Ruling

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has commented on the Court of Appeal’s judgment today. The Court did not uphold the Commission’s challenge to the law on termination of pregnancy in Northern…
    29 Jun 2017
  • Belfast Court of Appeal to deliver judgment in Commission’s Appeal on Termination of Pregnancy Laws

    Belfast Court of Appeal will deliver judgment in Human Rights Commission’s Appeal on Termination of Pregnancy Laws on Thursday 29 June 2017 at 10am Case FAQ’s The Appeal In November 2015, the Belfast…
    26 Jun 2017
  • The NIHRC Blog #3

    Our June blog post is written by our Communications and Public Affairs Officer. World Refugee Day: Small Worlds in Belfast Very gradually, individuals made their way into the room. Smiles were exchanged…
    20 Jun 2017
  • Human Rights & Healthcare Shaping the Future Together

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission joined up with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Newcastle University at an event in Ballymena Health and Care Centre on Saturday 17 June. Members…
    19 Jun 2017
  • Fact sheet on Human Rights Commission’s Appeal on Termination of Pregnancy Laws

    Case FAQs The Appeal In November 2015, the Belfast High Court found in the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s favour ruling that the current law in Northern Ireland is incompatible with human…
    07 Jun 2017
  • Human Rights Commission visits Antrim and Newtownabbey

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visited community representatives from Antrim and Newtownabbey on Thursday 1 June. The visit took place as part of the Commission’s continuing community engagement…
    07 Jun 2017
  • The NIHRC Blog #2

    Our May blog post is written by our Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby. One of the interesting aspects of being a Chief Commissioner is you never know what invitations to speak will find their way into your…
    15 May 2017
  • Chief Executive makes speech on Brexit and its impact on human rights and business

    The Chief Executive provided a speech to the INTERNATIONAL ARAB BANKING SUMMIT, IABS 2017 “Finance in an Unpredictable World”. Read the speech in full here. The NIHRC provides the Secretariat to the…
    15 May 2017
  • The NIHRC Blog #1

    ​Welcome along to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s first blog post! Over the past year, we have been working hard to enhance our digital content and seek out the best ways to engage with…
    28 Apr 2017
  • Chief Executive delivers speech at the 2017 Commonwealth Sport Policy Expert Roundtable

    As Chair of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, NIHRC Chief Executive, David Russell, delivered a speech at the 2017 Commonwealth Sport Policy Expert Roundtable. The Chief Executive…
    25 Apr 2017
  • Chief Commissioner delivers speech to the AWEPA

    As Chair of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, Chief Commissioner Les Allamby, addressed the Irish Parliament’s Association of European Parliamentarians in Africa on the subject…
    25 Apr 2017
  • Human rights must be protected during period of change

    Human rights must be protected during period of change The most marginalised in society will pay the price if human rights protections are weakened through Brexit and repealing the Human Rights Act, the…
    20 Apr 2017
  • TJI/NI Human Rights Commission Dissertation Prize

    The TJI/NI Human Rights Commission Dissertation Prize is awarded annually by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) for the highest LLM dissertation mark at Ulster University’s Transitional…
    10 Apr 2017
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    Visit to Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre

    Visit to Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre The Human Rights Commission has today visited Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre. The focus of the visit was the Centre’s education facility. Speaking after…
    03 Apr 2017
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  • New Chief Executive appointed

    New Chief Executive Appointed The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has appointed Dr David Russell as the new Chief Executive. David has been employed by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission…
    24 Mar 2017
  • NIHRC comments on Expert Report

    NIHRC comments on Expert Report The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has responded to the recent report issued by the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National…
    10 Mar 2017
  • International Women’s Day 2017: NIHRC visits Shankill Women’s Centre

    NI Human Rights Commission visits Shankill Women’s Centre for International Women’s Day The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visited members of Shankill Women’s Centre on Thursday morning…
    09 Mar 2017
  • The Implications of Brexit for Human Rights

    The Chief Commissioner Les Allamby joins a panel discussion on the implications of Brexit for Human Rights under the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement today. The event will be opened by the Minister for…
    13 Feb 2017
  • NIHRC seeks to recruit new Chief Executive

    ​The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is seeking to recruit a new Chief Executive. The Commission is seeking to fill a top management post and invites applications from experienced people ready…
    03 Feb 2017
  • NIHRC visits Newry and Downpatrick

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission enjoyed a very successful visit to Newry and Downpatrick on Monday, to engage with local representatives and organisations. Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby,…
    02 Feb 2017
  • Annual Lecture with Philippe Sands QC

    ​We held our 2017 Annual Lecture on Tuesday 17th January with renowned broadcaster and practicing barrister, Philippe Sands QC, as our guest speaker. Kindly hosted by the Bar Library, lecture was based…
    20 Jan 2017
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    Northern Ireland Leads on Sports and Human Rights

    In the first event of its kind in Northern Ireland, the Human Rights Commission is hosting a ‘Sports and Human Rights’ discussion today in the MAC. The event will bring together experts on Sports and…
    13 Dec 2016
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    The Annual Statement on Human Rights in Northern Ireland 2016

    ​Launch of Human Rights Commissions Annual Statement 2016 <p><p>…
    13 Dec 2016
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    NI Human Rights Commission launches Annual Statement 2016

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is launching its Annual Statement on Thursday 8 December and is delighted to welcome the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Privacy Professor Joseph Cannataci,…
    08 Dec 2016
  • More Protection Needed to Eliminate Violence Against Women

    In marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2016) the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission calls on the UK Government and the Northern Ireland Executive…
    24 Nov 2016
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    New research to uncover impact of going to court without a lawyer

    Ulster University and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission have secured almost £220,000 to fund an in-depth study that will, for the first time, reveal the extent to which people represent themselves…
    18 Oct 2016
  • Details of 2016 Annual Statement Launch announced

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is delighted to announce the details of our Annual Statement Launch, which takes place on Thursday 8 December. This year’s keynote speaker is Professor Joseph…
    14 Oct 2016
  • Anti–Slavery Agenda for local Business & Human Rights Forum

    The Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum meets today to examine the steps Northern Ireland businesses are taking to protect and respect human rights.The focus of the October meeting will be…
    06 Oct 2016
  • Anti-racism experts highlight issues of concern in N.I

    Alongside several positive developments, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has highlighted a number of areas of concern in its latest report on the United Kingdom. The Northern…
    05 Oct 2016
  • Human Rights Commission to visit Derry City & Strabane District Council

    Human Rights Commission to Visit Derry City & Strabane District Council The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will hold a series of meetings in the Derry City & Strabane District Council…
    28 Sep 2016
  • Prioritise Human Rights in the Programme for Government

    As the Northern Ireland Assembly begins its new term this week the Human Rights Commission has published advice on the Northern Ireland Programme for Government which identifies human rights priorities…
    08 Sep 2016
  • Investigation of Travellers’ Accommodation

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has today announced that it is investigating the issue of Travellers Accommodation. The Commission completed a scoping exercise in June 2016 which identified…
    06 Sep 2016
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    Improve N.I Record on Race Discrimination

    30 August 2016 The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has welcomed a recent report by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Whilst welcoming some positive steps…
    30 Aug 2016
  • Leaving the European Union – the rights implications

    Guest piece by Chief Commissioner Les Allamby for the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) Leaving the European Union – the rights implications The outcome of the European Referendum in the United Kingdom…
    14 Jul 2016
  • Challenge to Termination of Pregnancy Laws at Court of Appeal

    The Human Rights Commission’s legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s termination of pregnancy laws will be heard at the Court of Appeal. The Appeal hearing began on Monday 20 June “It is unfortunate…
    17 Jun 2016
  • Northern Ireland Homelessness highlighted at the UN

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has published its report to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It will be presented this week in Geneva during the Committee’s…
    14 Jun 2016
  • UN Calls for Greater Protection of Children’s Rights in NI

    The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued its report on the United Kingdom. In a wide ranging set of recommendations regarding children’s rights, the Committee has called on…
    10 Jun 2016
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    Watch our Hidden Rights Films

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission launched a series of short films on 9 June at The Mac, Belfast. It features stories shared by local people across Northern Ireland. Participation of Disabled…
    09 Jun 2016
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    N.I Project Brings Ombudsmen and Human Rights Commissioners from around the world to Belfast

    26th May 2016 Ombudsmen and Human Rights Commissioners from around the world are in Belfast today to attend the opening of a two-day Conference being jointly hosted by the Office of the Northern Ireland…
    26 May 2016
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    N.I Child Marriage Raised at UN Children’s Rights Committee

    23 May 2016 The Human Rights Commission has published its report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. It will present this report to the Committee today 23 May in Geneva. Speaking…
    23 May 2016
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    Joint Statement from NIHRC & IHREC

    10 May 2016 The two human rights institutions, North and South, have a mandate created by the Good Friday/ Belfast Agreement to ensure strong and effective co-operation in the safeguarding of peace, respect…
    10 May 2016
  • International Conference Will Share Local Human Rights Approach

    10 May 2016 Ombudsmen and Complaints Handling practitioners from around the world will be in Belfast later this month to attend ‘Human Rights – A 21st Century Approach to the Work of Ombudsmen’,…
    10 May 2016