Travellers' accommodation to be investigated by Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission is to investigate Travellers' accommodation in Northern Ireland.
A quarter have said their residences are unhealthy and many have concerns about safety.
A lack of footpaths, public lighting, fire hydrants, play areas, plumbing, washing facilities, electricity and refuse management are among the issues described, according to the Commission.
Chief commissioner Les Allamby said: "The Northern Ireland Executive and other public authorities are required by human rights law to fulfill the right to adequate housing and must ensure non-discrimination.
"Examining these aspects in relation to Travellers' accommodation will be the principal focus of the Commission's investigation."
The Housing Executive has outlined the need for appropriate accommodation for Travellers.