Whether the NI Human Rights Commission can actually influence the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill brings into question whether it should be able to.. and, as the Newsletter reports, the government is hinting that there may be some changes, although there’s a distinct lack of detail on what those changes will be.. but for now I’ll focus on what the Chief Commissioner Professor Monica McWilliams has said – “the commission regards the Bill in its current form as incompatible with the state’s obligations under international human rights standards.”
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