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NIHRC roadshow brings human rights discussions into schools

08 Nov 2013

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission was on the road this week to bring human rights issues into schools across Northern Ireland.
Around 710 young people from ten different schools took part in the workshops’ which were kindly hosted by Omagh High School’ Ballee Community High School (Ballymena) and Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock.
The events gave students the chance to learn more about the work of the NIHRC’ with a special focus on our most recent investigation into racist hate crime.
NIHRC Acting Chair John Corey said: “We have seen a high level of interest from students enthusiastic to learn about the work of the Commission. The roadshow offered them the chance to meet Commission staff and ask questions about human rights.
“We were delighted to have the chance to engage with so many young people and we would like to thank all ten schools for taking part.”
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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