• 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