Consultation Investing for health

Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) welcomes the opportunity to
comment on the impact of human rights on health and well-being. The aim of the
NIHRC when responding to Departmental requests for information and to invitations to
respond to consultation exercises is to ensure that Departments take all relevant
international human rights standards into account when deciding upon government
policy. Recent years have seen a significant increase in the range of international
standards in the area of health. The Commission welcomes the opportunity to bring these
international standards to your attention in the development of a new public health
strategy for Northern Ireland and trusts that these standards will inform and underpin the
development of the proposals for consultation.