The Executive Office's, responsibilities involve:
- ensuring that all areas of legislation, policy and administration practice in departments comply with the European Convention on Human Rights
- promotion of a culture of rights and responsibilities within the Civil Service and other public authorities and promotes awareness of other Human Rights considerations under international instruments to which the UK is a signatory
- the development of relationships with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission which is appointed by the Secretary of State
The Equality and Rights Unit has oversight responsibility for the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).
For more information on the work of the Equality Commission visit the website.
Our remit does not allow us to advise individual members of the public. If you have a query regarding equality or human rights issues you may wish to contact the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission or/and the Equality Commission for NI