Implementing the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty

Implementing the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty

In November 2017, the Commission hosted information events in Dublin and Limerick events to assist public bodies in understanding their statutory obligation to implement the Public Sector Human Rights and Equality Duty under Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. The events provided valuable information and guidance, including keynote presentations from international and national speakers and feature practical workshops and networking opportunities.

Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 places a legal duty on public sector organisations to have regard to the need to  eliminate discrimination, promote equality, and protect human rights, in their daily work. It requires public bodies to take pro-active steps to address the equality and human rights issues that affect the people who use their services, people affected by their policies and people employed in the organisation.

Dublin Materials

Event Programme – Dublin
Implementing the Duty in the Probation Service – Una Doyle
Implementing the Duty in Monaghan County Council – Bernie Bradley
Implementing the Duty: An Inter-Agency Approach at Local Level – Niall Crowley and Valerie McFarlane

Limerick Materials

Event Programme – Limerick
Implementing the Duty in Cork City Council – Michael Burke
Implementing the Duty in the Probation Service – Una Doyle
Pilot project by Community Action Network – Cecilia Forrestal