From this day we can say we in Northern Ireland trust women, says Bradshaw

Paula Bradshaw MLA has said today is a “significant day for trusting women” after a DUP Private Member’s Bill seeking to restrict women’s right to choose was defeated in the Assembly. The South Belfast MLA stated: “This was a highly sensitive Bill but ultimately it contained one clause other than its commencement date, and that […]

Government assault on human rights undermines Good Friday Agreement, says Farry

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has criticised UK Government plans for a public consultation which would lead to significant changes to human rights protections. The Independent Human Rights Act (HRA) Review was established in December 2020 to examine the framework of the HRA, how it operates and whether any change is required. Specifically, the review […]

Farry welcomes intervention of UN on Government’s legacy proposals

Alliance Party Deputy Leader, Stephen Farry MP, has welcomed the intervention of United Nations Human Rights experts in which they express concern at the UK Government’s legacy proposals. Following the intervention of the two experts – Fabián Salvioli, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence and Morris Tidball-Binz, Special […]

NI Human Rights Commission submission demonstrates clear incompatibility of Severe Fetal Impairment Bill – Bradshaw

Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the publication of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s submission on the Severe Fatal Impairment Bill, which clarifies that the Bill is incompatible with the UK’s international human rights obligations and with Northern Irish law. The South Belfast MLA said: “The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s submission needs to be […]

Joint statement from the parties on human rights and equality in the event of EU exit

Joint Declaration on Human Rights and Equality We are strongly committed to the promotion, protection and the vindication of the human rights of everyone. We believe these guarantees should apply to all who reside in NI. We firmly believe in the centrality of equality to the shared society we are working together to create. We […]