Website Provides Better Info Access

Human Rights Commission

June 25, 1999 3:44 PM

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has revamped its website
to provide better access to information on human rights.

The site includes a guide to the complaint process and fact
sheets on what is protected under the Human Rights Act.

"It's an important tool to give the public better access to
information about protections in the province's Human Rights Act
and the role of the commission," said Maureen Shebib, acting
executive director.

A link on the site provides answers to common questions about the
commission and the human rights investigation process. Other
links are to recent news releases and board of inquiry decisions.
The site also provides access to the Human Rights Act and the
commission's annual report.

The address is www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights/.


NOTE : The following information is intended for broadcast media.


     Nova Scotia's human rights commission has a new

website to give the public better access to information

on human rights.

     Answers to commonly asked questions, information on

protections in the Human Rights Act, and a guide to the

complaint process are now online.

     Maureen Shebib, the commission's acting executive director,

says the site is an important tool for the commission to

explain its role and protections under the Human Rights Act.

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Contact: Lori MacLean
         Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
         902-424-3137
         E-mail: lorim@gov.ns.ca


arc                      June 25, 1999                3:44 p.m.