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Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visit Banbridge

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visit Banbridge


On Friday 18th October the Chair of Banbridge District Council is hosting a visit by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.  This as a good opportunity for you and your clients or members to get to know the Commission and its work and to give your constituents a chance to air their views directly to the Commissioners.

As well as a Q&A with Commissioners in the morning, a member of the Commission’s legal team will also be available over lunch should anyone wish to speak privately about a particular legal matter. In the afternoon the Commission is offering free introductory human rights training for anyone who would like to explore how to use human rights in their community work.

All aspects of community work and life are important to the Commission and they are keen to take forward any human rights issues having an impac

t on people’s lives. Issues commonly discussed include housing, welfare reform, older people’s rights, health and social care, rights of ethnic minority and migrant communities etc.

Please use all your contacts to encourage people to come along and feel free to circulate to anyone you feel would be interested. Groups from outside the immediate Banbridge District Council area will also be extremely welcome.

Registration is essential. Email information@nihrc.org or call 02890 243 987 to confirm by 10 October 2013.


11.00 – 12.30: Meet the NIHRC: local community groups Q&A with panel of Commissioners

12.30 – 1.30: Lunch will be provided Commission’s legal staff will be available to offer general legal advice to participants over lunch

1.30 – 3.00: Introduction to Human Rights training for Community Groups / Individuals

Venue: Committee Room Banbridge District Council, Civic Building Downshire Rd, Banbridge

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