“the current law does not offer the same levels of protection..”

The Northern Ireland Assembly today debated and resolved – “That this Assembly calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to review the current Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, in view of the fact that the current law does not offer the same levels of protection as in other parts of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and also given the deficiencies in the Race Relations Order (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.” But, as noted on Stormont Live, the bringing of the motion calling for a strengthening of the legislation on racial equality marks another example of “deadlock and stasis” in the NI Executive semi-detached polit-bureau. And then there’s other ministerial behaviour..