Disability, Equality, Human Rights, Integration and Reception (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020.

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 436/2020

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 16th October, 2020.

The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 6 (1) of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1939 (No. 36 of 1939), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Disability, Equality, Human Rights, Integration and Reception (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020.

(2) This Order comes into operation on 14 October 2020.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3 are transferred to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

(2) References to the Department of Justice and Equality contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) of this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Justice and Equality -

(a) by or under the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) under the provisions of the statutory instrument specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

(2) The functions vested in the Minister for Justice and Equality in relation to -

(a) the co-ordination of Government policy in relation to Traveller and Roma rights in Irish society,

(b) the co-ordination of Government policy in relation to gender equality, and the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and positive action measures on gender equality,

(c) the co-ordination of Government policy in relation to the promotion of, and support for, equal participation in society of people with disabilities and in relation to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities done at New York on 13 December 2006,

(d) the co-ordination of Government policy in relation to combatting discrimination and the promotion of equality within society,

(e) the promotion of equal opportunities, fundamental rights and greater availability of family-friendly workplace practices,

(f) the co-ordination of Government policy in relation to integration in Irish society of ethnic minorities, migrants and persons of migrant origin,

(g) the monitoring of the implementation by the State of its international obligations in relation to human rights and the co-ordination of the State’s reporting to international bodies in compliance with such obligations,

(h) the management of the resettlement in the State of refugees admitted as part of the United Nations Resettlement Programme,

(i) the International Protection Accommodation Services (IPAS) which offers accommodation and related services to persons seeking international protection in the State,

(j) the International Protection Procurement Services (IPPS) and the procurement of accommodation to house persons seeking international protection in the State,

(k) the giving of permission to enter and remain in the State for resettlement or for temporary protection (other than the function of giving such permission as part of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme Humanitarian Admission Programme), referred to in section 59(1) of the International Protection Act 2015 (No. 66 of 2015),

(l) the entering in a register referred to in section 59(1) of the International Protection Act 2015 (No. 66 of 2015) of the names of...

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