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Should new age law protect children? Seminar by Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters

Should new age law protect children? Seminar by Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters

Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters will be leading a seminar to explore the legal perspective of proposals put forward by the Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) about age discrimination law and children. The joint recommendations discuss how children and young people should be protected from discrimination when accessing goods, facilities and services.


Anyone wishing to attend should click here to register and or alternatively contact Cynthia Rice telephone 028 90 500 673, textphone 028 90 500 589.

Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) proposals

The Equality Commission and NICCY believe that people of all ages, including children and young people, should be protected against unlawful age discrimination and harassment when accessing goods, facilities and services, for example, health care or education.

They believe that there are situations in which it is appropriate to treat adults and children differently and the law should allow for that where there are good justifiable reasons for doing so.
But that is not a reason for excluding children and young people completely from the protection of anti-discrimination law.
discusses the issues.

The seminar will take place on October 15th.

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