Duty Events

Conference reports, video and presentations

Regulatory and Oversight Bodies

In November 2019, the Commission invited Regulatory and Oversight Bodies to attend a roundtable event to assist in understanding the statutory obligation to implement the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty under Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 and to explore ways to support implementation of the Duty through Regulatory and Oversight Processes.


Information Sessions for Public Bodies on Implementing the Public Sector  Equality and Human Rights Duty

In 2019, the Commission developed its guidance for public bodies on Implementing the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty.

The guidance provides an overview of the Duty, its context and the three steps that a public body must take to implement the Duty in line with its statutory obligation.

The Commission ran four information sessions on the new guidance to assist public bodies.


Public Sector Duty Event for Local Authorities 2018

This conference, in partnership with the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), held in September 2018 provided an opportunity to showcase and disseminate the learnings of PSD pilot projects from two local authorities – Cork City Council and Monaghan County Council.


Implementing the Public Sector Duty

In November 2017, the Commission hosted information events in Dublin and Limerick 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.

Conference video

Audio-version

Conference Report

To capture the information and learnings from these events, we have produced the following report. Inside we have recorded some of the insights provided by our keynote speakers and collated the ideas that were being shared at the workshops.

Download the conference report Implementing the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty 


Dublin Materials

Limerick Materials