NIHRC Annual Statement 2022
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.
Annual Report of the NIHRC and ECNI on the implementation of Protocol Article 2 2021 – 2022
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s first Annual Report on the implementation of Protocol Article 2. This report presents the advice and recommendations arising from our work over the first fifteen months of our new mandate.
NIHRC and ECNI Working Paper: The Scope of Article 2(1) of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol
This working paper provides an initial assessment by the Commissions of Protocol Article 2, how it is engaged and what rights, safeguards and equality of opportunity protections fall within its scope. While the focus of this paper is on the scope of Protocol Article 2, this is one strand of the wider work of the NIHRC and the ECNI under their respective mandates relating to the protection of human rights and equality in NI following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
Human Rights in Public Procurement
The purpose of this Procurement Policy Note (PPN) is to mandate the actions that Departments must take to incorporate human rights considerations into contracts when conducting a procurement process.