The Annual Statement for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission(NIHRC) detailing Northern Ireland’s position on human rights issues that NICS members should be aware of such as the Right to fair trial and the administration of justice, Right to liberty and security of the person and Equality and non-discrimination.
A short guide to the articles in the Human Rights Act published by the former OFMDFM. Includes a range of practical examples to demonstrate how these rights are engaged in real life situations and the actions that public authorities should take in order to respect, protect and fulfil them. Case study examples are provided to test the reader’s knowledge by asking them to assess if a breach of the Human Rights Act might have taken place.
A report published by the NIHRC in 2014 examining the extent to which human rights considerations are embedded in public procurement processes in Northern Ireland. The report’s conclusions are based on a combination of analysis of current public procurement policy and guidance and interviews with public procurement personnel and other relevant stakeholders.
Developing the Act was published by the former OFMDFM in 2008 as a supplementary guide to the Human Rights Act. It is recommended to first read ‘Get in on the Act; a practical guide to the Human Rights Act for public authorities in Northern Ireland’.
A comprehensive guide to policy making that outlines the context of policy making in Northern Ireland, explores models of best practice and provides practical advice on how to achieve effective policy outcomes.
The Human Rights Impact Assessment tool was developed to assist civil servants in evaluating the impact of a policy or proposal on the rights contained in the Human Rights Act. It is available through The Executive Office and can also be found within the ‘The Policy Toolkit’. Anyone using this tool should have first read the former OFMDFM guidance entitled ‘Get in on the Act; a practical guide to the Human Rights Act for public authorities in Northern Ireland.’