There was also a considerable increase in awareness regarding the provision of legal advice and assistance by the Equality Commission and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and that we can help individuals to bring legal actions before our courts if they consider their equality and human rights protected under the Windsor Framework / Protocol have been reduced. Almost two thirds of respondents (60%) indicated that they were aware of this in the 2023 survey, compared to 47% in the 2022 survey.
Just over one in three respondents (37%) were aware that ECNI and NIHRC were working with Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in terms of the all-island dimension on rights and equality commitments under the Windsor Framework / Protocol. This is a considerable increase since 2022, when one in five respondents (21%) were aware of this. Over half of all respondents thought that this oversight role was important to them (59%).
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