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Human Rights Commission to visit Derry City & Strabane District Council

28 Sept 2016

Human Rights Commission to Visit Derry City & Strabane District Council

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will hold a series of meetings in the Derry City & Strabane District Council Area, on Thursday 29 September, as part of its on-going community visits across Northern Ireland. Commissioners and staff will meet with local Councillors, the PSNI and local community representatives to discuss matters affecting the local area.

NIHRC Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby, said:

“We are delighted to be visiting Derry City & Strabane District Council. We will be providing updates on our ongoing investigation into Traveller Accommodation and also on the progress from our Inquiry into Accident and Emergency Care which has led to pioneering work with a number of health and social care trusts. Our work is wide-ranging covering business and human rights locally through to responding to international human rights treaty bodies as to what is happening on the ground in Northern Ireland. We really want to hear first- hand what human rights issues are facing local groups and citizens. Commissioners find these invaluable opportunities as they assist us in planning our future work priorities.”

The Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock welcoming the Human Rights Commissioner to the city and district said it was an excellent opportunity for the public to hear at first hand the work the Commission does to help protect and promote the rights of everyone in Northern Ireland.

“I would encourage the public to come along and attend the meetings and find out about the work of the Commission and get an update on the work they are doing across Northern Ireland to ensure all organisations are working in line with human rights standards,” she said.

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