The Commission’s first Strategy Statement covers the period 2016 – 2018 and sets out the strategic goals to guide the IHREC’s work over the next three years. The purpose of this strategy is to contribute to an inclusive Ireland where human rights and equality are respected, protected and fulfilled for everyone, everywhere.
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission launched a comprehensive public consultation on its strategy in June 2015. ‘Have Your Say’ was a nationwide public consultation carried out over a five-month period to inform the development of the Commission’s first strategy statement.
Watch the video about what happened at the consultation.
Their approach to the consultation was based on the human rights and equality principles of direct engagement and participation. They set out to encourage participation from a diversity of groups and organisations concerned with human rights and equality. Hundreds of submissions were received as people were invited to send written submissions and take part in public meetings and outreach activity.
Read the full feedback report from the consultation here.
Strategy Statement 2016-2018
Vision: An inclusive Ireland where human rights and equality are respected, protected and fulfilled for everyone, everywhere.
Mission: To build a fair and inclusive society that protects and promotes human rights and equality in Ireland.
- promote leadership in human rights and equality;
- pro-actively carry out our legal powers, in particular positive public duty;
- promote understanding of the strong link between equality and human rights,
that is, that equality and human rights cannot be watered down;
make equality and human rights meaningful for people;
promote intercultural understanding and diversity.