Charter of Rights

The Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was mandated by the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement 1998 to consider the possibility of 'A Charter of Rights for the island of Ireland'. This task was completed in June 2011 when advice was presented to the Governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann. The Speaker and Ceann Comhairle both agreed to forward the advice to political parties in their respective legislative bodies for further consideration. Since then no further communication has been received on this matter.