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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has been re-accredited by the United Nations as an A-status national human rights institution in spite of concerns over budget cuts. The watchdog received an emergency funding boost last September after an independent review found its budget was "

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has issued a legal challenge over the allocation of 'intimidation points' to social housing applicants. The case against the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Department for Communities argues that the housing selection scheme, as current

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Progress on important human rights issues in Northern Ireland is at a virtual standstill amid the continued absence of devolved government, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has said. The watchdog yesterday published its annual human rights statement at an event in Stormont, which

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A Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Index has been developed by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) in partnership with the Law School at Queen’s University Belfast. NIHRC chief commissioner Alyson Kilpatrick said: “This new Northern Ireland Business and Human R

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) is to receive a funding boost after an independent review found its budget is "inadequate and restricting its ability to deliver its statutory duties". The review was commissioned largely in response to the UN deferring a decision on NIHRC's re-ac

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has published a new podcast featuring Ian Fry, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change. The episode, exploring the topic of climate change and human rights, is the second in the ri

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The UN Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, has called for bold steps to protect those forced to flee their homes while speaking at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s annual human rights lecture. The event, in partnership with the Bar o

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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

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has announced a new partnership with Eco-Schools NI, an environmental education programme for schools across Northern Ireland. Under the new partnership, NIHRC will offer a limited number of workshops to post-primary schools that explore the inter

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has announced plans to engage closely with the Northern Ireland Youth Assembly over the coming year. Based at Parliament Buildings, the Youth Assembly is made up of 90 young people aged 13 to 17 years old and aims to influences decisions made by t

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has warned there are "more areas of concern" in its latest annual human rights statement than in the previous year. The rights body yesterday launched its statement for 2022, analysing human rights developments in Northern Ireland throughout the year.

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Plans to require EU nationals crossing the border into Northern Ireland to apply for electronic travel authorisations in advance raise serious human rights and equality concerns, the Oireachtas has been told. In an address to the Houses of the Oireachtas, Sinéad Gibney, chief commissioner of

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Justin Kouame, former chair of the Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers, has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). Mr Kouame, who is also a former member of the Northern Ireland Race Equality Sub-Group and Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Min

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has launched its strategic plan for the next three years, with its key priorities including the impact of poverty on quality of living, victims’ rights, and access to justice. Informed by a wide consultation process with a range of individua

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) could lose its A-status accreditation from the United Nations due to a lack of funding. The watchdog, led by barrister Alyson Kilpatrick, is funded by the UK government through the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) but has seen its budget slashed by n

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