High status of Northern Ireland human rights body ‘being put at risk’

Equality Coalition makes formal complaint about make-up of ministerial appointments to NIHRC

A network of more than 90 NGOs and trade unions has complained that ministerial appointments to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) are undermining the public body.

The group raised particular concerns about the selection of candidates with a policing background at a time when the commission is required to advise on addressing the legacy of the Troubles.

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