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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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The boards of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland have held their first joint meeting. The board members met in Dundalk to to review and plan the work of the three commissions on overseeing and

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The UK’s national human rights institutions are warning that the human rights implications of the climate crisis must be tackled during COP26 in Glasgow. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlighted that

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Barrister Alyson Kilpatrick has been appointed as the new chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). Ms Kilpatrick, a public law specialist, will succeed Les Allamby in the leadership of the human rights watchdog with effect from 1 September 2021.

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Northern Ireland's human rights watchdog has launched legal action against the government over its failure to commission and fund abortion services. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission yesterday announced it had lodged judicial review proceedings in the High Court against the Secretary of S

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A coalition of over 90 NGOs and trade unions has raised concerns that recent appointments to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) are too "state-centric". The Equality Coalition has made a formal complaint to the Northern Ireland Office over the proportion of recent appointees drawn

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) have taken on new roles overseeing the UK government's commitment to protecting equality and human rights in Northern Ireland after Brexit. The government committed in the Northern Ireland Pr

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Human rights "do not take a back seat during public emergencies", the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has said following a year of little progress on key rights issues. Launching its latest annual statement in a virtual event, the rights watchdog said there had been progress on some fronts

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Human rights and equality watchdogs north and south of the border have called on the UK government to ensure the controversial Internal Market Bill does not breach the Good Friday Agreement. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and

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Six new part-time commissioners have been appointed to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). The six commissioners, who took up their posts for a three-year term yesterday, are Helen Henderson, Jonathan Kearney, David Lavery, Maura Muldoon, Edmond Rooney and Stephen White.

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