The Good Friday Agreement sought to make real the concept of a rights-based society in Northern Ireland. Human rights commitments to be protected in legislation included the incorporation of the European Convention of Human Rights, a Bill of Rights, a Single Equality Act, an Irish Language Act, and equality duties to be placed on public authorities. Of the aforementioned commitments, the ECHR is the only one to be properly implemented while the remaining human rights protections continue to be poorly effected or ignored entirely.
In this episode Emma is joined by Professor Colin Harvey, Director of the Human Rights Centre, Queen’s University and Rights Activist Alexa Moore to explore the undelivered promise of a Northern Ireland Bill of Rights.
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