• UN Human Rights Commissioner visits Northern Ireland

    Kyung-wha Kang’ the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights is visiting Belfast today (Monday 14 November) at the request of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. The Deputy High Commissioner’s…
    14 Nov 2011
  • Top United Nations human rights official to visit Belfast

    Kyung-Wha Kang’ the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights will visit Belfast on Monday 14 November. She will meet with’ among others’ the Northern Ireland Office’ the Executive’…
    10 Nov 2011
  • Human rights central to prison reform

    Following the release of the Prison Review report on Monday’ the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has made its initial assessment of the report’s findings. NIHRC Chief Commissioner, Professor…
    27 Oct 2011
  • Bomb at Derry City of Culture Offices

    The Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission Professor Michael O’Flaherty has unreservedly condemned last nights bomb attack at the City of Culture offices in Derry. Professor…
    13 Oct 2011
  • Statutory inquiry into institutional child abuse

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission welcomes the announcement yesterday by the First Minister of an inquiry into institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland. In outline at least’ this…
    01 Aug 2011
  • Coroner rules that Human Rights Act applies to Army base

    The Coroner in the inquest into the deaths of Lieutenant Neal Turkington’ Major James Joshua Bowman and Corporal Arjun Purja Pun has today ruled that the army base where the three soldiers were killed…
    28 Jul 2011
  • Inquest into the death of Lieutenant Turkington

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will assist as an interested party in the Coroners inquest into the death of Lieutenant Neal Turkington. The hearing takes place at Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner’s…
    26 Jul 2011
  • United Nations awards the Human Rights Commission

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has been awarded ‘A’ status accreditation by the United Nations for a second time.
    07 Jul 2011
  • A Charter of Rights for the island of Ireland

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights Commission have today presented their advice on a Charter of Rights for the island of Ireland and have forwarded this to the UK and…
    27 Jun 2011
  • Serious concern over legal aid

    The Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concern at the growing number of defendants in criminal cases’ including some remanded in prisons’ who are awaiting trial and have no legal…
    27 May 2011
  • Commission responds to Nelson Report

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has responded to the publication of the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry Report today.
    23 May 2011
  • Commission welcomes landmark inquests ruling

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court today (18 May 2011) in the appeal case of McCaughey and another.
    18 May 2011
  • Joint Commissions comment on Denis Donaldson Inquest

    In response to the Coroner’s hearing which takes place today regarding Denis Donaldson’ the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights Commission have called for a…
    05 May 2011
  • Landmark treaty to combat violence against women

    A landmark treaty has been adopted by the Council of Europe as the first legally binding instrument in the world to provide protections to prevent and combat violence against women. The Human Rights Commission…
    08 Apr 2011
  • Commissioner Eamonn O’Neill

    Eamonn O’Neill has stepped down from the Commission to stand as a candidate in the forthcoming election to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
    01 Apr 2011
  • New director appointed

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has appointed Ms Virginia McVea as the organisation’s new Director.
    28 Mar 2011
  • Dungannon hosts Human Rights Commission

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission held a series of meetings in Dungannon on Monday (21 March 2011). A public meeting was held in the evening with representatives from local community’…
    21 Mar 2011
  • Response to prison review report

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has responded to the interim report by the Prison Review Team published today by Justice Minister David Ford. NIHRC Chief Commissioner’ Professor Monica…
    28 Feb 2011
  • Prisoner voting rights

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has called for Parliament to reform UK law in compliance with a decision made by the European Court of Human Rights to allow prisoners the right to vote.
    10 Feb 2011
  • Commission calls for independent public inquiry

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has issued a statement on the reported government proposals into the death of Patrick Finucane.
    08 Feb 2011