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NIHRC meets with local organisations on Children and Disability Rights

22 Aug 2022

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has been engaging with a range of local organisations and charities over the last few weeks concerning the rights of people with disabilities, and children.

These meetings form part of the Commission’s work on compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Speaking after the series of events, Rhyannon Blythe, NIHRC’s Director of Legal, Research and Investigations, and Advice to Government, said:

”This month we held a number of roundtable discussions with a range of stakeholder organisations from across Northern Ireland on issues affecting children’s rights and the rights of people with disabilities. The Commission found the meetings to be very engaging and insightful on a whole range of topics. This engagement is a key part of our UN Treaty work and we are very grateful to all those organisations who joined us both in person and online, and for sharing their views and experiences. We hope to continue working together with these organisations to ensure the protection of rights of children and people with disabilities in Northern Ireland.”

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