[Sinn Fein]

7th July 2003

Sinn Fein responds to Human Rights Commission Resignation

Sinn Fein Human Rights and Equality spokesperson Bairbre de Brún speaking about the announcement that Mr. Patrick Yu has resigned >from the Human Rights Commission.

Ms de Brún said:

``This is the latest in a line of resignation by members of the Human Rights Commission. It is clear that there is a crisis within the Commission itself and a crisis about whether the Commission can fulfil its obligations.

``We have consistently raised the issues of funding and remit of the Commission, most recently in the last round of negotiations. The resignation of Mr. Patrick Yu today highlights the need for these issues to be resolved as a matter of urgency''.

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