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Human rights workshop at Integrated College Dungannon

18 Apr 2024

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission was delighted to run a workshop with the Year 12 Learning for Life and Work (LLW) class at Integrated College Dungannon.

The interactive session looked at the work and role of the Commission, as well as the wide range of human rights we are all entitled to. Students also explored human rights issues affecting the sports and business worlds.

In groups the pupils examined real life examples of when human rights were breached, and discussed what rights are absolute and can never be interfered with.

Chief Commissioner, Alyson Kilpatrick added:

“Raising awareness of our work and human rights is an important part of our work. We want young people to know that they have rights, and that they have a Human Rights Commission that is here to help people.

I would like to thank Integrated College Dungannon for having us out to run a session with their LLW class. The students displayed a superb knowledge of human rights and we thank them for the enthusiasm during the workshop. We wish you all the best with your studies and their future endeavours."

Lesley-Ann Hetherington, Head of Learning for Life and Work at Integrated College Dungannon said:

“It was great to have Michael and Jason from the NI Human Rights Commission with us delivering an interactive human rights workshop. The students really enjoyed it”.


Picture: Representatives from the NI Human Rights Commission with Year 12 students at Integrated College Dunganon.

Notes to Editors

1. The NI Human Rights Commission is a statutory public body established in 1999 to promote and protect human rights. In accordance with the Paris Principles the Commission reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of measures undertaken by the UK Government to promote and protect human rights, specifically within Northern Ireland.

2. Integrated College Dungannon is an all-ability integrated secondary school situated in Dungannon, County Tyrone.

3. A short video on the work of the Commission can be viewed here.

4. If you are interested in having the Commission speak to your post-primary students, please contact

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