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Fearon calls for a halt to cuts to Human Rights Commission

27 April, 2018 - by Megan Fearon


Sinn Fein’s equality spokesperson Megan Fearon has called for a halt to cuts on the Human Rights Commission budget.

The Newry-Armagh MLA commented: 

“The Human Rights Commission was established as part of the Good Friday Agreement and it was expected to play a key role in protecting and promoting people’s rights.

“However the Commission’s budget is down 37% in real terms since 2011 after year-on cuts imposed by the British government. 

“It is time for an end to the attempts by the British government and the DUP to block the rights-based society envisaged in the Good Friday Agreement.

“This includes an end to cuts to the Human Rights Commission’s budget.” 

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