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Note: We are experiencing some issues with our complaint form. Please email or call our infoline team to lay a complaint on 0800 496 877 or [email protected]

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have lodged an online complaint form during the period of Sunday 28th March to Friday 23rd April 2021 can you please re-submit it? Unfortunately, all online complaint forms lodged on our website were not received by our Infoline Team. Our IT providers are unable to provide any details of how many there were, or any content at all. Our apologies for this IT failure.

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Case studies are published by the Commission. This is a way of promoting human rights by highlighting cases of specific interest. We may use a complaint you are involved in but you cannot be identified because all the details are changed. If a case attracts media attention, we will contact you to discuss whether or not you wish to talk to them. We will not give the media your personal details and it is your choice if you wish to speak to them or not.