Police and probation among services discussing Brexit impact on cross-border human rights and equality

Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission Picture Mal McCann.

BREXIT'S impact on the human rights and equality of people and bodies operating across the border will be examined at a meeting of police forces, probation services and civil society groups in Armagh today.

Convened jointly by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) and Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), it is part of their work under the Good Friday Agreement.

Les Allamby, chief NIHC commissioner, said both bodies have "worked extensively to protect human rights issues, including publishing research on the cross-border implications for criminal and civil justice and the potential ramifications for the Common Travel Area".

Emily Logan, chief IHREC commissioner, said "continued uncertainty about the form of the UK's withdrawal from the EU is seeing border communities left out on a limb in understanding their rights and how to vindicate those rights".

The meeting is at the North South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat, on Upper English Street.

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