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Human Rights Commission to visit West Belfast

30 Jun 2015

The human rights concerns of people living in West Belfast are set to be examined when the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visits the area on Wednesday 1 July 2015.

Commissioners and staff will spend the day meeting with organisations and community groups – including a public meeting at Conway Education Centre, visits to Shankill Women’s Centre, Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group and the PSNI – to learn about local human rights issues and concerns.

The visit is part of the NIHRC’s on-going programme of community visits across Northern Ireland.

NIHRC Chief Commissioner Les Allamby said:

“We’re are looking forward to meeting with representatives from West Belfast to hear first-hand what human rights issues are facing local groups and individuals. All aspects of community work and life are important to the Commission and we are keen to take forward any human rights issues having an impact on people’s lives. We will continue to factor in the information we receive into our ongoing programme of work in 2015.”


Further information:

For further information please contact Claire Martin on:, (028) 9024 3987).

Notes to editors

1. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body first proposed in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1998) and established in 1999 by the Northern Ireland Act (1998). It is answerable to Parliament at Westminster.

2. NIHRC Community Visit to West Belfast 1 July 2015

• 10:30: Public meeting in Conway Education Centre

• 12:30: Visit to Shankill Women’s Centre

• 2:30: Visit to Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group

4:00: Meeting with Local PSNI