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The Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Racial discrimination

    4. 4.Discrimination by way of victimisation

    5. 4A.Harassment

    6. 5.Meaning of “racial grounds” “racial group” etc.

  3. PART II DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT IN THE EMPLOYMENT FIELD

    1. Discrimination and harassment by employers

      1. 6.. . . applicants and employees

      2. 7.Discrimination by persons with statutory power to select employees for others

      3. 7A.Exception for genuine occupational requirement

      4. 8.Exceptions for genuine occupational qualifications

      5. 9.. . . contract workers

      6. 10.Meaning of employment at establishment in Northern Ireland

      7. 11.Exception for seamen recruited abroad

    2. Discrimination by other bodies

      1. 12.Partnerships

      2. 13.Trade unions etc.

      3. 14.Qualifying bodies

      4. 15.Persons concerned with provision of vocational training

      5. 16.Employment agencies

    3. Police

      1. Art. 17 rep. by 2000 c. 32

  4. PART III DISCRIMINATION IN OTHER FIELDS

    1. Education

      1. 18.. . . bodies in charge of educational establishments

      2. 19.Other discrimination etc. by education and library boards

      3. 20.General duty in public sector of education

      4. 20A.Public authorities

      5. 20B.Exceptions or further exceptions from Article 20A for judicial and legislative acts etc

      6. 20C.Exception from Article 20A for certain acts in immigration cases

      7. 20D.Exceptions from Article 20A for decisions not to prosecute etc

    2. Goods, facilities, services and premises

      1. 21.. . . provision of goods, facilities or services

      2. 22.. . . disposal or management of premises

      3. 23.Exception from Articles 21(1) and 22: small dwellings

      4. 24.Further exceptions from Articles 21 and 22

      5. 25.Discrimination: associations not within Article 13

    3. Barristers

      1. 26.. . . barristers

    4. Extent

      1. 27.Extent of Part III

  5. PART IV OTHER UNLAWFUL ACTS

    1. 27A.Relationships which have come to end

    2. 28.(1) In this Article “discriminatory practice” means—

    3. 29.Discriminatory advertisements

    4. 30.Instructions to commit unlawful acts

    5. 31.Pressure to commit unlawful acts

    6. 32.Liability of employers and principals

    7. 33.Aiding unlawful acts

  6. PART V CHARITIES

    1. 34.Charities

  7. PART VI GENERAL EXCEPTIONS FROM PARTS II TO IV

    1. 35.Special needs of racial groups in regard to education, training or welfare

    2. 36.Provision of education or training for persons not ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland

    3. 36A.Selection of unemployed persons

    4. 37.Discriminatory training etc.

    5. 38.Sports and competitions

    6. 39.Indirect access to benefits etc.

    7. 40.Acts done under statutory authority etc.

    8. 40A.The Police Service of Northern Ireland and the police support staff

    9. 41.Acts safeguarding national security, etc.

    10. 41A.Effect of certificates by Secretary of State

  8. PART VII THE COMMISSION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

    1. General

      1. 42.Establishment and duties of Commission

      2. 43.Assistance to organisations

      3. 44.Research and education

    2. Codes of practice

      1. 45.Codes of practice

    3. Investigations

      1. 46.Power to conduct formal investigations

      2. 47.Terms of reference

      3. 48.Power to obtain information

      4. 49.Recommendations and reports on formal investigations

      5. 50.Restriction on disclosure of information

  9. PART VIII ENFORCEMENT

    1. General

      1. 51.Restriction on proceedings for breach of Order

    2. Enforcement in employment field

      1. 52.Jurisdiction of industrial tribunals

      2. 52A.Burden of proof: industrial tribunals

      3. 53.Remedies on complaint under Article 52

    3. Enforcement of Part III

      1. 54.Claims under Part III etc

      2. 54A.Claims under Article 20A in immigration cases

      3. 54B.Burden of proof: county court

    4. Non-discrimination notices

      1. 55.Issue of non-discrimination notice

      2. 56.Appeal against non-discrimination notice

      3. 57.Investigation as to compliance with non-discrimination notice

      4. 58.Register of non-discrimination notices

    5. Other enforcement by Commission

      1. 59.Persistent discrimination

      2. 60.Enforcement of Articles 29 to 31

      3. 61.Preliminary action in employment cases

      4. 62.Undertakings by persons contravening this Order

    6. Help for persons suffering discrimination

      1. 63.Help for aggrieved persons in obtaining information etc.

      2. 64.Assistance by Commission

    7. Period within which proceedings to be brought

      1. 65.Period within which proceedings to be brought

    8. Evidence

      1. 66.Evidence

  10. PART IX SUPPLEMENTAL

    1. 67.District councils: general statutory duty

    2. 68.Validity and revision of contracts

    3. 68A.Collective agreements and rules of undertakings

    4. 68B.(1) A person to whom this paragraph applies may present...

    5. 69.Power to amend certain provisions of Order

    6. 70.Regulations and orders

    7. 71.Application to Crown etc.

    8. 72.Government appointments outside Article 6

    9. 72ZA.Other office holders

    10. 72A. The Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve

    11. 72B.Other police bodies

    12. Art. 73—Amendments

      1. Schedule 1 rep. by 1998 c.47

      1. Schedule 2—Amendments

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