Emma de Souza and her husband, Jake: Following her legal challenge, the British government in 2020 said everyone living in Northern Ireland  would be treated equally when applying under the British government’s EU Settlement Scheme. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Hundreds of people in Northern Ireland gave up their British citizenship in the past decade in a bid to ensure they could bring their foreign-born spo(...)

 Northern secretary Brandon Lewis: Belfast High Court granted the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission leave to take action against him and the North’s Department of Health for failing to fully implement the new legislation. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Northern secretary Brandon Lewis’s plan to introduce regulations to implement abortion services in Northern Ireland next week is likely to trigger a r(...)

Westminster committee told ‘anomaly’ is an ‘absurdity’ and a ‘gaping hole’ in human rights legislation. Photograph: PA Wire

An “anomaly” whereby people born in the Republic after 1948, but who have lived most of their lives in Northern Ireland and must pay substantially ove(...)

Northern Ireland Human Rights Chief Commissioner Les Allamby and Máiría Cahill outside the High Court in Belfast. File photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has settled a case against the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) on behalf of former SDLP councillor Máiría C(...)

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(...)

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