Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights
51 Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 requires a Minister in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament to make a statement about the compatibility of the Bill with Convention rights (as defined by section 1 of that Act).
52 The Secretary of State has made the following statement:
"In my view, the provisions of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill are compatible with Convention rights."
53 To the extent that subsections (4) and (5) of Clause 3 engage Article 6, the right of existing claimants to proceed with ongoing claims is preserved by subsection (6).