Belfast Agreement

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the concept of equality as a human right applies to the island of Ireland as a result of the Belfast agreement of 1998.

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The concept of equality as a human right in Northern Ireland is addressed in my Answer of 24 February 2009 (Hansard, col. WA 64).

Policy on equality in the Republic of Ireland is a matter for the Irish Government.

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