NIHRC launches new Shared Goals podcast series

NIHRC launches new Shared Goals podcast series

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has launched a new podcast series, with the first episode exploring children’s rights issues with Caroline Cunningham from the NSPCC.

The Shared Goals series will will hear from leading experts, activists, and practitioners on a range of pressing human rights issues.

The first episode sees Ms Cunningham, acting policy and public affairs manager at NSPCC Northern Ireland, join the Commission to discuss a number of issues including equal protection for physical punishment for children.

Currently, the law in Northern Ireland allows for a parent, or someone caring for or in charge of a child, to use physical punishment, through a legal defence of ‘reasonable punishment’.

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