A Bill of Rights: more questions than answers..?

CHRIS Thornton takes a look at the long-running debate over the proposed Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. It’s been trundling along for a decade, but may be coming to a head, as the BoR Forum prepares to report its conclusions. While most would agree that a BoR is a good thing, there’s been relatively little debate about what it might entail – will some have more rights than others, for example, how will they be exercised, what consideration is being given to reciprocal responsibilities and what happens when rights conflict?