The head of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission Les Allamby said: ‘PSNI holds almost one-quarter of a million individuals’ fingerprints and close to 200,000 individuals’ DNA.’ Image: Getty

Police in Northern Ireland will begin “real-time” deletion of DNA records in September. The indefinite storage of a convicted drink-driver’s profile,(...)

Not a single human rights concern has been effectively resolved in the North, the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission NIHRC), Les Allamby, has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Not a single human rights concern has been effectively resolved in the North, the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission ((...)

Emma DeSouza and her US born husband Jake.Ms DeSouza is considering further legal action. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Irish woman who lost a ruling identifying her as British by birth under UK law is exploring whether she can lodge a complaint to the UN over a brea(...)

Conservative leadership hopeful Michael Gove leaving BBC Broadcasting House in London after appearing on Sunday’s  Andrew Marr show.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

So now we know: it was the drugs. Michael Gove, a key figure in the creation of Brexit and a contender to be the next British prime minister, was dosi(...)

Theresa May promised on a visit to Belfast in February to review the concerns of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland about how British immigration rules treat their rights to be Irish under the 1998 Belfast Agreement.  Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s chief human rights commissioner has called on the UK to conduct an “open and transparent” examination of the post-Brexit rights of (...)

Les Allamby, chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The UK government is under pressure to clarify immigration rules that human rights activists say undermine the rights of Northern Ireland-born Irish c(...)

Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial review, amid claims the near-blanket ban breaches her human rights. Photograph: PA

A Belfast woman has won High Court approval to challenge Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws. Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial r(...)

Both sides: Women protest against abortion (left) and in favour of choice (right) in Belfast. File photographs: Getty Images

New opinion polls have found that the majority of people across the United Kingdom want to see abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland. Unlike in(...)

 Bernadette McAliskey  called for Northern Ireland’s suspended parliament to be ‘bulldozed’. Photograph: PA

Stormont should be bulldozed and replaced with an old people’s home, Bernadette McAliskey told a conference in Dungannon on Saturday. The veteran civ(...)

‘People living in Northern Ireland have no desire to go back to the days when two people born on the same street grow up with two different sets of rights.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Brexit has taken up an extraordinary amount of media time and space since the United Kingdom made its decision to withdraw from the European Union in (...)

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