Get in On The Act

Departments are obliged to comply with ratified human rights treaties and statutes particularly the European Convention on Human Rights. Good human rights work supports good governance and helps embed human rights in the work of the Executive and legislature. By increasing NICS human rights knowledge and capacity we can improve compliance with human rights law and strengthen the culture of human rights awareness and good practice.

In addition to The Executive Office’s guides to the Human Rights Act “Get In On The Act” and “Developing The Act” the NIHRC has developed the training courses “An Introduction to Human Rights” and “Policy Making and Human Rights”. It has also assisted in production of a pro forma, which is included in The Executive Office Policy Toolkit to proof proposed policy and legislation against the provisions of the Human Rights Act .