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NI Human Rights Commission community engagement in east Belfast

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NI Human Rights Commission community engagement in east Belfast

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is visiting a number of community and political representatives in east Belfast, as part of its ongoing engagement work.

The team will be meeting with community groups including the Short Strand Community Forum, Hanwood Trust, Short Strand Community Partnership and East Belfast Alternatives.

There will also be engagements with DUP MLA Robin Newton MBE, Sinn Féin councillor Mairéad O’Donnell and Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle.

Representatives from the Commission will also be meeting with the PSNI at Musgrave Police Station.

This community engagement visit will also enable the Commission to receive feedback to inform our strategic planning process.

Chief Commissioner Les Allamby said:

“It is vital for the Commission to listen to the views of community and other organisations operating at a local level, it helps us plan what areas of work we should focus on and prioritise in the future. We look forward to meeting with everyone in east Belfast and hearing what human rights issues are happening on a day to day basis in east Belfast.”


For further information, please contact Claire Martin on: claire.martin@nihrc.org or (028) 90269760 or 0771 7731873.

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.

2. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visited the east Belfast area on Monday 1 October and met local political and community representatives.

3. Timetable:

10:00 – 11:00 Short Strand Community Forum

10:00 – 11.00 DUP MLA Robin Newton MBE

11:00 – 11.30 Sinn Féin councillor Mairéad O’Donnell

11:30 - 12:30 Hanwood Trust

11:30 - 12:30 Musgrave PSNI

14.30 - 15.30 Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle

15.30 – 17.00 East Belfast Alternatives

01 Oct 2018

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