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The Commission's 2022 Annual Human Rights Statement highlights progress on human rights issues in Northern Ireland during the last year.

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission 2022 Annual Human Rights Statement

Last Updated: Monday, 12 December 2022

The Commission's 2022 Annual Human Rights Statement highlights progress on human rights issues in Northern Ireland during the last year.

The Commission’s annual statement uses a traffic light system to assist readers.

Red identifies a subject that requires immediate action by the UK Government, NI Executive or relevant public authorities where the issue may be an ongoing violation or abuse of human rights within NI.

Amber identifies a subject that requires action by the UK Government, NI Executive or relevant public authorities, but is not a level that constitutes an ongoing violation or abuse of human rights. Amber means initial steps have already been taken or been acknowledged as necessary by the relevant body. The necessary action has not yet been completed.

Green identifies a subject that requires action by the UK Government, NI Executive or relevant public authorities and a firm commitment has been made, followed by an effective response.


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