Human Rights in Public Procurement Guidance Note
This Procurement Guidance Note (PGN), developed in consultation with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, describes the legal obligations placed on a Contracting Authority and Contractors to consider human rights when conducting a procurement process.
It also provides information on how to identify potential risks to human rights in contracts, and how to incorporate human rights considerations into contract documentation to mitigate against them.
Procurement and Human Rights Animation
Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission animation on procurement and human rights. Launched in 2019 to help guide and train businesses across Northern Ireland.
Public Procurement and Human Rights in Northern Ireland
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.
NIHRC Annual Statement 2018
The Commission conducts an annual review of human rights in the jurisdiction. The document addresses major civil, political, economic social and cultural issues and is designed to correlate with the Universal Period Review. The statement uses a traffic light system to classify the actions taken by or required from the United Kingdom Government, Northern Ireland Executive or relevant public authorities in response to the issues identified.
Get in on the Act; a practical guide to the Human Rights Act for public authorities in Northern Ireland
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.
Developing the Act - supplementary guide
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 Practical Guide to Policy Making 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.
NICS Human Rights Impact Assessment Proforma
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.’