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Human Rights

Volume 711: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Atlantic Philanthropies concerning human rights in Northern Ireland; when they took place; what was agreed; and whether any funding changed hands in either direction. [HL3577]

Discussions have taken place at ministerial and official level with Atlantic Philanthropies concerning various aspects of its work in Northern Ireland in the past. Neither Ministers nor officials have met Atlantic Philanthropies specifically to discuss human rights issues.

We are aware that a proposal has been made by Atlantic Philanthropies to contribute funding for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to carry out particular projects. No direct discussions have taken place between the Northern Ireland Office and Atlantic Philanthropies about this proposal. The proposal is currently being assessed and no funding has changed hands in relation to it.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are human rights which apply to those living in Northern Ireland and not the rest of the United Kingdom. [HL3810]