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What you need to know
The Disability Forum involves persons with disabilities and their representative organisations to assist the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to deliver their joint role to promote, protect and monitor implementation of United Nations Convention on the Protection of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in Northern Ireland.
The Forum currently involves 11 people from representative organisations and individuals with disabilities* and will seek to take account of the interests of people with a wide range of disabilities, including children and older people.
Forum Membership & Remit
The Disability Forum has a remit to assist and advise officials of the
Independent Mechanism Northern Ireland
to fulfil their UNCRPD
independent monitoring role.
This includes engagement with the Northern Ireland Executive and UK Government towards the full implementation of human rights for people with disabilities in Northern Ireland.
Forum Membership currently comprises the following representative organisations and individuals:
The British Deaf Association
Children in Northern Ireland
Centre for Independent Living NI
Dr Bronagh Byrne (Independent Member)
Inclusive Mobility Transport Advisory Committee
The Northwest Forum of People with Disabilities
The Omnibus Partnership
Royal National Institute
Disability Forum Background and Meetings
The first meeting of the IMNI Disability Forum was held on Thursday 3 March 2021. Meeting Minutes will be available soon.
The following background documents are available to download:
Disability Forum Terms of Reference
Disability Forum Background & Context
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