CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 10
Plain English recommendation
Consult the public on plans to repeal the Human Rights Act and on the proposal for a new Bill of Rights. Ensure any relevant new laws strengthen human rights protections, especially the rights of ethnic minorities. Adopt the bill of rights for Northern Ireland, and ensure it aligns with CERD and other international human rights standards.
Original UN recommendation
The Committee recommends that the State party undertake meaningful and broad public consultation on its proposal to revise its human rights legislation and that it ensure that any changes to the current human rights framework strengthen the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of individuals protected under article 1 of the Convention. The Committee also recommends that the State party expedite the process of adopting the bill of rights for Northern Ireland, and ensure that it is in line with the provisions of the Convention and with other international human rights standards.
Date of UN examination
UN article number
2 (general obligations), 6 (remedies)