Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, the Commission has the following duties: to keep under review the adequacy and effectiveness in Northern Ireland of law and practice relating to the protection of human rights: to advise the Secretary of State and the Executive Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly of legislative and other measures that ought to be taken to protect human rights; to advise the Northern Ireland Assembly whether a Bill is compatible with human rights; to promote understanding and awareness of the importance of human rights in Northern Ireland; to provide advice to the Secretary of State on the scope for defining, in Westminster legislation, rights supplementary to those in the EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS; to make to the Secretary of State within two years such recommendations as it thinks fit for improving the Commission's effectiveness; to do all that it can to ensure the establishment of a Joint Committee with the (proposed) Human Rights Commission in the Republic of Ireland. The Commission has the power: to give assistance to individuals who apply to it for help in relation to proceedings involving law or practice concerning the protection of human rights; to bring proceedings involving law or practice concerning the protection of human rights; to conduct such investigations as it considers necessary or expedient for the purpose of exercising its other functions and to publish its advice and the outcome of its research and investigations.
References in periodicals archive ?
With the lack of any political will in Northern Ireland to sort this matter out, it is right that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has taken the subject to the courts, to ensure that every woman's autonomy and dignity are respected, and human rights are upheld.
Thus, the United Kingdom has designated the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and the Equality Commission
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission ( NIHRC ) is a public body independent of Government.
human rights and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
Panorama was broadcast after a judge threw out a bid by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to stop it going out.
Counsel for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission also accused Attorney General John Larkin QC of making "pernicious" submissions about requiring actual victims of sexual crime for the legal challenge.
He last month ruled the near blanket ban on abortion contravened human rights legislation after a successful judicial review by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
The high-profile case was brought in Belfast High Court by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
December 2014: The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) initiates legal proceedings against the DoJ, claiming the existing law violates the humanrights of women and girls.
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission took the judicial review in June against the Department of Justice in an effort to relax the laws.
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is seeking to legalise abortion in cases of serious foetal malformation, rape and incest.
The probe by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission also raises concerns over patient dignity, particularly for dying and elderly people and those with mental health conditions.
Full browser ?