Public Consultation

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Strategy Statement 2019-2021

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, published its first Strategy Statement 2016-2018 in January 2016. The Commission is now developing its second Strategy Statement 2019-2021. This will set out the key objectives and strategies, which will guide the Commission as it works to deliver its statutory mandate over the next three years.

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We invite your views on the Commission’s key objectives and strategies for 2019-2021

Submissions can be made:

via email to: or

by post to: Strategy Statement Consultation 2019-2021, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, 16-22 Green Street, Dublin 7. D07 CR20

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 30th September 2018

We  would like to hear from a diversity of people, groups and organisations who are interested in, and concerned about, human rights and equality including:

  • Non-governmental organisations concerned with the promotion or protection of human rights or equality
  • Trade unions and other business, professional and social organisations
  • Public bodies such as Government departments, local authorities, education bodies, Health Service Executive
  • Religious and secular bodies
  • Members of the public

Please be aware that submissions received will be subject to Freedom of Information legislation.

About the Commission

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is an independent public body, appointed by the President and directly accountable to the Oireachtas. The Commission’s statutory  remit under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act (2014)  is:

  • to protect and promote human rights and equality,
  • to encourage the development of a culture of respect for human rights, equality, and intercultural understanding in the State,
  • to promote understanding and awareness of the importance of human rights and equality in the State,
  • to encourage good practice in intercultural relations, to promote tolerance and acceptance of diversity in the State and respect for the freedom and dignity of each person, and
  • to work towards the elimination of human rights abuses, discrimination and prohibited conduct

The Commission is Ireland’s National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) and National Equality Body (NEB).