Human rights concerns raised with commission

(Front) Ulidia Integrated College head prefect Thomas Adams and deputy head prefects Katie McNally and Rachel Morrow with (back) Kellie Turtle, education worker; Commissioner Marion Reynolds, Commissioner Alan McBride and Chief Commissioner Les Allamby. INCT 06-706-CON
(Front) Ulidia Integrated College head prefect Thomas Adams and deputy head prefects Katie McNally and Rachel Morrow with (back) Kellie Turtle, education worker; Commissioner Marion Reynolds, Commissioner Alan McBride and Chief Commissioner Les Allamby. INCT 06-706-CON

Issues raised during a visit to Carrickfergus will help shape future programmes for the Human Rights Commission.

Commissioners, accompanied by staff, heard from a range of organisations and community groups including Women’s Aid, Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus Community Forum, Carrickfergus Borough Council and the PSNI

Chief Commissioner Les Allamby said: “We’re very grateful to the people and organisations in Carrickfergus who met with us and gave us a chance to hear first-hand what human rights issues are facing local groups and individuals.

“The commission will continue to factor in the information we receive on community visits into our ongoing programme of work in 2015.”

The visit was part of the NIHRC’s on-going programme of community visits across Northern Ireland.

At Ulidia, head prefect Thomas Adams welcomed Mr Allamby, Commissioners Christine Collins and Alan McBride and Kellie Turtle, education worker.

Thomas had the opportunity to voice his concerns regarding young people in the local community and “how our local authorities could become more involved with School Events”.

“It was a very enjoyable visit and Ulidia look forward to working with the Commissioner in the future,” added the school in a statement.