‘Human Rights Commission must step up on housing’ - Ní Chuilín
Speaking after a meeting with the Human Rights Commission today, Sinn Féin Housing
spokesperson Carál Ní Chuilín commented:
“The Human Rights Commission has a critical role to play in protecting and promoting the right to adequate housing.
“Numerous UN reports have expressed concern at housing inequalities and the Human Rights Commission needs to address these as a matter of urgency.
“Today I highlighted to the Commission a range of ways in which the right to adequate housing is getting worse. This includes the shortage of social housing and the overreliance on the private rented sector where tenant rights are lower.
“The Commission agreed to raise these issues with the Housing Executive and to monitor progress as part of their annual Human Rights statement.
“It is time for the Commission to step up to the mark.”