In addition, the UK government has committed to creating a new statutory Equality Commission to replace the Fair Employment Commission, the Equal Opportunities Commission (NI), the Racial Equality Commission (NI) and the Disability Council. The establishment of the Equality Commission was provided for in the Northern Ireland Act (1998). The Commission was finally established on 1 March 19992 „The Good Friday Agreement: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission“, BBC News, May 2006, accessed 21 January 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/equality/hr2.shtm. was put into operation on 1 September 1999.3 „The Good Friday Agreement: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland“, BBC News, May 2006, accessed 21 January 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/equality/equality. The idea of the agreement was to get the two sides to work together in a group called the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly would take certain decisions previously taken by the British Government in London. An agreement that can`t even agree on its own name – irony. The overall result of these problems was to damage unionists` confidence in the deal, which was exploited by the anti-deal DUP, which eventually overtook the pro-deal Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in the 2003 general election. The UUP had already resigned from the executive power-sharing branch in 2002 following the Stormontgate scandal, in which three men were accused of intelligence gathering.
These charges were eventually dropped in 2005 on the controversial grounds that the persecution was not „in the public interest“. Immediately afterwards, one of the accused Sinn Féin members, Denis Donaldson, was denounced as a British agent. 1. Participants shall recall their consent in the 24th. In September 1997, the procedural request adopted that „the resolution of the issue of decommissioning is an indispensable element of the negotiation process“ and also recalls the provisions of point 25 of part 1 above. As part of the agreement, the British Parliament repealed the Government of Ireland Act 1920 (which had established Northern Ireland, divided Ireland and claimed a territorial claim over all of Ireland), and the people of the Republic of Ireland amended Articles 2 and 3 of the Irish Constitution, which affirmed a territorial claim to Northern Ireland. .