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Human Rights Commission visits Carrickfergus

20 Feb 2015

February 2015

The human rights concerns of the people living in Carrickfergus Borough Council were examined when the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visited the town recently.

Commissioners and staff spent the day meeting with organisations and community groups – including Women’s Aid, Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus Community Forum, Carrickfergus Borough Council and the PSNI – to learn about local human rights issues and concerns.

The visit was part of the NIHRC’s on-going programme of community visits across Northern Ireland.

NIHRC Chief Commissioner Les Allamby said:

“We’re very grateful to the people and organisations in Carrickfergus who met with us and gave us a chance to hear first-hand what human rights issues are facing local groups and individuals. The Commission will continue to factor in the information we receive on community visits into our ongoing programme of work in 2015.”

ENDS

Further information:

For further information please contact Claire Martin on: claire.martin@nihrc.org, (028) 9024 3987 (office).

Notes to editors

1. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body first proposed in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1998) and established in 1999 by the Northern Ireland Act (1998). It is answerable to Parliament at Westminster.

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