Real people demand real rights 2008
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Karin Eyben, Rural Community Network introduces speakers at the launch of the new Human Rights report. Three of the peoples whose case studies appeared in the new report 'Why We Need a Bill of Rights' from the Human Rights Consortium spoke at its launch today. Alan Bray, WAVE, Elizabeth Zammitt, Physical Access and Disability with Alex Tennant, Save the Children spoke of what a Bill of Rights would mean to them personally and the people they represent. 'Real people demand real rights' Campaigners called today for the strongest possible protections to be included in the Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. Members of the Consortium, a coalition of over 100 community groups, charities and trade unions groups which campaigns for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, gathered in Belfast today for the launch of their new report 'Why we need a Bill of Rights' which highlights real life stories which illustrate the need for increased rights protections in a Bill of Rights. The document is launched on the eve of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission delivering its recommendations on the content of a Bill of Rights to the Secretary of State.