Human Rights Screening and Impact Assessment

NICS policies and proposals are subject to a number of screening exercises and impact assessments including human rights. Questions that screen for any potential human rights impact are often included as part of a department's equality screening tool rather than in a standalone document. However, if this initial screening exercise indicates that the policy could engage any of the rights in the Human Rights Act then a full Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) form should be completed by the appropriate person.