“there will be a diversity of opinion on the contents of a Bill of Rights..”

Yesterday the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward, MP, welcomed the recently re-appointed NI Human Rights Commission’s annual report on its activities and the spending, in full, of “its agreed
resource allocation of £1.59 million for 2007-08” – report in pdf file here. Although the report is already out of date on one of the Commission’s activities this year. Tomorrow, 10th Dec, the NIHRC will be presenting its advice to Government on a NI Bill of Rights – the implementation of which is one of the Commission’s stated strategic aims – following on from the disjointed recommendations of the NI Bill of Rights Forum. However, it appears that not all of the Commissioners support that advice..