Magerafelt hosted Commissioners and staff of the Human Rights Commission during their recent visit to the town. The visit was part of the organisations on-going programme of community visits across Northern Ireland.
The Commission spent the day meeting with organisations and community groups – including the Living & Learning Together Project, STEP Migrant Support as well as local representatives of the District Council and the PSNI.
NIHRC Chief Commissioner Les Allamby said:
“We would like to thank all of those who took the time to meet with Commissioners and staff in Magherafelt. The meetings provided an invaluable opportunity for us to connect with local communities and to hear what human rights issues are most pressing to them. The Commission will continue to factor in the information we receive on community visits into our ongoing programme of work in 2015.”
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Notes to editors
1. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body first proposed in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1998) and established in 1999 by the Northern Ireland Act (1998). It is answerable to Parliament at Westminster.
27 Feb 2015