Bill of Rights meeting - Welcome first step
A Sinn Féin delegation including Caitriona Ruane, Mitchel McLaughlin and Michelle
Gildernew this morning attended the first session of the roundtable meeting
to formulate a Bill of Rights for the north.
Speaking after the meeting Ms Ruane said:
"Today's meeting is very much the first step along the road of the British government delivering on the Good Friday Agreement commitment to ensure a Bill of Rights is out in place.
"During the recent talks at St. Andrews Sinn Féin made this issue a priority. It is now vital that the next steps are put in place. That means an independent chairperson being appointed to oversee this work and a funded secretariat put in place.
"Sinn Féin will actively participate in this process and we look forward to the other parties doing likewise. A proper rights based society threatens nobody and is a key demand of the Good Friday Agreement which must be delivered." ENDS