1990's A brief history of disability in NI. 1990's 1990's: Rights Now Campaign grew in strength and disabled people took to the streets to protest about the lack of rights. 1991: PPRU Survey on disability produces the first study of numbers and circumstances of disabled people in Northern Ireland. 1993/1994: Ceasefires called in NI by paramilitary organisations. 1995: Disability Discrimination Act comes into law. 1996: NI Disability Council regulations passed for it's creation in NI. 1996: Disability Rights Fund established with £1 funding from EU Peace Programme. 1998: Good Friday / Belfast Agreement is signed in Belfast. This is widely acknowledged as the end of the 'troubles'. 1988: The Northern Ireland Act 1998 brings forward legislation that will establish devolved governments in NI. Many elements also relate to equality and human rights provisions. 1998: Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act brings forward Statutory Duties to promote equality of opportunity and good relations (which includes disabled people). 1999: Equality Commission takes over the function of the Northern Ireland Disability Council.