"sinnfeinireland" retweeted the below earlier:
one small problem for Sinn Féin - there is NO commitment in the GFA to a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.
I met with the HR Consortum today. A Bill of Rights for the North is a key unfulfilled commitment arising from the Good Friday Agreement.
There is a commitment to look at the possibility of Westminster drawing up a Bill of Rights for NI. But there is no commitment to enact one.
pages 20-21 GFA
4. The new Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (see paragraph 5 below) will be invited to consult and to advise on the scope for defining, in Westminster legislation, rights supplementary to those in the European Convention on Human Rights, to reflect the particular circumstances of Northern Ireland, drawing as appropriate on international instruments and experience. These additional rights to reflect the principles of mutual respect for the identity and ethos of both communities and parity of esteem, and - taken together with the ECHR - to constitute a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.
So - there we have it - the NIHCR is to be invited to consult and consider the scope for.... But that is as far as it goes.