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

  3. PART II DISCRIMINATION IN THE EMPLOYMENT FIELD

    1. Discrimination by employers

      1. 6.Discrimination against applicants and employees

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

      3. 8.Exceptions for genuine occupational qualifications

      4. 9.Discrimination against contract workers

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

      6. 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. 17.Police

  4. PART III DISCRIMINATION IN OTHER FIELDS

    1. Education

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

      2. 19.Other discrimination by education and library boards

      3. 20.General duty in public sector of education

    2. Goods, facilities, services and premises

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

      2. 22.Discrimination in disposal or management of premises

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

      4. 24.Further exceptions from Articles 21(1) and 22

      5. 25.Discrimination: associations not within Article 13

    3. Barristers

      1. 26.Discrimination by, or in relation to, barristers

    4. Extent

      1. 27.Extent of Part III

  5. PART IV OTHER UNLAWFUL ACTS

    1. 28.Discriminatory practices

    2. 29.Discriminatory advertisements

    3. 30.Instructions to discriminate

    4. 31.Pressure to discriminate

    5. 32.Liability of employers and principals

    6. 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. 37.Discriminatory training etc.

    4. 38.Sports and competitions

    5. 39.Indirect access to benefits etc.

    6. 40.Acts done under statutory authority etc.

    7. 41.Acts safeguarding national security

  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. 53.Remedies on complaint under Article 52

    3. Enforcement of Part III

      1. 54.Claims under Part III

    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. 69.Power to amend certain provisions of Order

    4. 70.Regulations and orders

    5. 71.Application to Crown etc.

    6. 72.Government appointments outside Article 6

    7. 73.Amendments

  11. Signature

  12. SCHEDULES:

    1. Schedule 1

      The Commission for Racial Equality for Northern Ireland.

    2. Schedule 2

      Amendments.

  13. Explanatory Note

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