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Human Rights Commission visits Armagh

28 May 2014

The human rights concerns of the people living in Armagh City and District Council were examined when the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visited Armagh yesterday.

Commissioners and staff spent the day meeting with local organisations and community groups – including County Armagh Community Development, the West Armagh Consortium and representatives of victims and survivors groups hosted by the Wave Trauma Centre.

The Commission also met with the Mayor and council officers, as well as PSNI officers from the local neighbourhood policing team.

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

NIHRC Interim Chair, John Corey, said:

“We very much appreciate the insights shared with us by the people and organisations in Armagh. They allowed us to hear first-hand what human rights issues are facing local groups and individuals. The Commission will continue to factor in the information we receive on
community visits into our ongoing programme of work.”

ENDS

Further information:

For further information please contact Alice Neeson on: alice.neeson@nihrc.org, (028) 9024 3987 (office), 0771 7731873 (mobile).

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.