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Official Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission account. We'll share updates of what we're working on and highlight human rights issues in NI.

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Today is launch day for our 2017 Annual Statement! We've been at @ParliamentBldgs where our key note speaker, @HarrietHarman,  addressed the audience on the role of women in public and political life. We'll post more photos shortly.
Our Annual Statement is now live and you can read it at the link in our bio!
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We're delighted that students from Ulster University and @qubelfast are participating in this exciting debate!
To attend, register now via this link: 
Our Chief Executive, David Russell, addressed the Sporting Chance Forum in Geneva this afternoon on the role National Human Rights Institutions can play in embedding human rights in sport.
David is pictured with former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson; Stephen Lowe of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office; and Robert McVeigh and Conal Heatley of the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council.
We're looking forward to the 2017 Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival!
Check out our Annual Statement Launch with Harriet Harman on 11th Dec and our Business and Human Rights Debate debate on 13th Dec. 
Visit: for more!
This week, our colleague is in Geneva to attend the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The Forum takes place each year and the theme for 2017 is 'Realising Access to Effective Remedy'. #UNForumBHR #bizhumanrights
The Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum is holding a debate as part of this year's Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival!
We're delighted that students from Ulster University and @qubelfast are participating in this exciting event.
To attend, register now via this link: 
Our latest post on the NIHRC Blog is now live!
This month, we hear from @freedomacts on their work to combat #modernslavery.

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Our next blog post goes live this Friday! Stay tuned - this month we take a look at modern slavery.
We're delighted to invite you to our launch of our Annual Statement! This year, we are welcoming Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP as our guest speaker.
You can RSVP via the link in our bio.
Today our new Commissioners are meeting with our Chief Commissioner and staff! We will be sharing lots more about our new set of Commissioners in the coming months - in the meantime, you can read about them at the link below:
Last week, our Policy & Research Officer attended a course on monitoring economic, social and cultural rights! She joined colleagues from other National Human Rights Institutions for the course, held in Riga - and run by the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions!
We're excited to invite you to a very special premiere of a film we made with @princes.trust_ni The screening will take place on #WorldMentalHealthDay
Spaces are limited so please RSVP: