Joint Department of Foreign Affairs/NGO Standing Committee on Human Rights
The Committee comprises representatives of human rights NGOs and experts, who serve in a voluntary capacity, as well as officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Committee meets four times a year. In addition to the Committee, an Annual Forum on Human Rights , to which all interested NGOs are invited, is held annually.
Membership of the Committee
The Committee is chaired by the Director of the Human Rights Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs. The committee currently has twelve NGO and seven expert members. Details of the current membership of the committee are set out below. On occasion, organisations or individuals are invited to participate in meetings of the Committee on an ad hoc basis.
Disabled Peoples' International
Irish Council of Civil Liberties
National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI)
Burma Action Ireland
Individual Expert Members