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12 April 2024

NIHRC signs pledge to uphold the rule of law

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has thanked Alyson Kilpatrick, Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) for her support in signing The Pledge to Uphold the Rule of Law and the Independence of the Legal Profession.

The pledge is a new initiative brought forward by the Law Society of Northern Ireland and has been developed by the Society in response to increasing attacks on lawyers in the media and from politicians associating lawyers with the actions or causes of their clients.

Signatories to the Pledge “recognise the Rule of Law as the foundation of a just and democratic society, commit to supporting and upholding the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary which underpin the Rule of Law.”

Signatories further commit to upholding six key principles: Independence, Responsibility, Fairness, Balance and impartiality, Transparency and Accuracy.

She was joined at the signing by the Society’s President, Darren Toombs.



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