Does Equality Act apply in Northern Ireland?
Northern Ireland does not have a single equality act, and current law in Northern Ireland does not reflect some of the new or extended provisions contained within the Equality Act 2010.
What is the role of the Equality Commission NI?
work towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination and harassment. keep relevant legislation under review. promote good relations between persons of different racial groups and good disability practice. oversee the effectiveness of statutory equality and good relations duties on public authorities.
What are my human rights Northern Ireland?
As part of the United Kingdom, the fundamental rights of people in Northern Ireland are protected under the Human Rights Act 1998(external link opens in a new window / tab) . the right to life. freedom from torture and degrading treatment. freedom from slavery and forced labour.
How does the Nihrc protect human rights?
Our job is to make sure government and other public bodies protect the human rights of everyone in Northern Ireland. We also help people understand what their human rights are and what they can do if their rights are violated.
When was the Equality Commission set up?
The Equality Commission was set up as part of the legislation which brought in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. It was set up by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and first began to operate in September 1999.
What are monitoring returns?
What is an annual monitoring return form? As a registered employer you are required to submit an annual monitoring return to the Equality Commission. This must include specific information relating to the community background and sex of employees, applicants, appointees and in some instances promotees and leavers.
Does Northern Ireland have common law?
Northern Ireland is a common law jurisdiction. Although its common law is similar to that in England and Wales, and partially derives from the same sources, there are some important differences in law and procedure.
What rights do unmarried fathers have in Northern Ireland?
If a father marries the mother after the child’s birth, he has parental responsibility if he lives in Northern Ireland at the time of the marriage. An unmarried father has parental responsibility if he’s named, or becomes named, on the child’s birth certificate (from 15 April 2002).
What are the two roles of the Nihrc?
The Commission’s primary role is to make sure government and public authorities protect, respect and fulfil the human rights of everyone in Northern Ireland. We also help people understand what their human rights are and what they can do if their rights are violated or abused.