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The Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Discriminatory practices

28.—(1) In this Article “discriminatory practice” means the application of a requirement or condition which—

(a)results in an act of discrimination which is unlawful by virtue of any provision of Part II or III taken with Article 3(1)(b); or

(b)would be likely to result in such an act of discrimination if the persons to whom it is applied included persons of any particular racial group as regards which there has been no occasion for applying it.

(2) A person acts in contravention of this Article if and so long as—

(a)he applies a discriminatory practice; or

(b)he operates practices or other arrangements which in any circumstances would call for the application by him of a discriminatory practice.

(3) Proceedings in respect of a contravention of this Article shall be brought only by the Commission in accordance with Articles 55 to 59.

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