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Your rights and responsibilities

Alternatives to court in Northern Ireland

New guidance on ways to resolve a dispute with someone without going to court

Find out your rights

Find out your rights depending on your situation in life - parent, worker, person with disabilities - and more.
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Human rights

Fundamental human rights are written into UK law - find out how to deal with violations and getting legal advice.
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Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act gives everyone the right to request access to information held by government and public sector organisations.
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Data protection and identity theft

Advice on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft.
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Diversity and discrimination

Information and contacts on issues of gender, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and disability rights.
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Gender recognition

Information on how transsexual people can have their acquired gender legally recognised.
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Marriage, civil partnerships and cohabitation

The legal rights that come with marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation.
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Making a complaint against government or public bodies

How to make a complaint against a government or public body, including who to contact and making appeals.
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Making a complaint against private industry

How to make a complaint against a privately run organisation, plus complaining about TV, radio and other media.
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Consumer issues and advice

Find out how to protect yourself from scams and counterfeit goods and what to do if you think you have been treated unfairly when buying goods or services.
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Resolving a dispute - alternatives to going to court

If you have a dispute with someone going to court can be expensive, time-consuming and stressful. Find out the other ways you can deal with your dispute.
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Making a complaint about a judicial office holder

How to make a complaint about a judge, coroner or magistrate.
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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

Find out about the ICO and how to make a complaint.
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Making a complaint about a tribunal

If your complaint is related to the conduct of a tribunal you can find out how to contact that tribunal directly.
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See also...

'Your Rights in Northern Ireland' is a guide for migrant workers from other EU countries, and Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.