Corporate report

NI Human Rights Commission: Annual report and accounts 2013-14

A report on achievements of the NIHRC’s staff and Commissioners, including financial statements, for the year ending 31 March 2014

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission was established as a result of the Belfast Agreement. Its powers and duties stem from the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007.

The Commission’s job is to make sure government and other public bodies protect the human rights of everyone in Northern Ireland. They also help people understand their human rights and what they can do if their rights are denied or violated.

It operates as an executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Northern Ireland Office.

This paper is laid before Parliament according to legislative requirements.

Published 10 July 2014