Public Sector Duty

All public bodies in Ireland have responsibility to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of their employees, customers, service users and everyone affected by their policies and plans. This is a legal obligation, called the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty, and it originated in Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Act 2014.

The Citizens Information Board (CIB) is committed to ensuring that there is a culture of respect for human rights and equality among our staff and for the people to whom we provide services. We have conducted an assessment of human rights and equality issues that are relevant to our functions and we are satisfied that we are fulfilling our public sector duty obligation as set out in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. As a means of further embedding and promoting human rights and equality principles, we have prepared a three-year action plan. This action plan will be reviewed on an annual basis and we will report progress on relevant actions in our Annual Report.

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