N.Ireland: Growing calls for Citizens’ Assembly to address issues including abortion

Growing calls for Citizens' Assembly to address issues including abortion

January 9 2018

Stormont's unresolved political crisis has led to growing calls for a Citizens' Assembly in Northern Ireland to address controversial issues such as abortion and marriage equality.

The Building Change Trust, an endowment-based Trust set up by the National Lottery to promote and support change in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the region, said there is an urgent need for new mechanisms to directly engage the public in decision-making.

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