You’ll never walk alone – Hillsborough and the Human Rights Act

by Human Rights Consortium on April 27, 2016

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr Claire McCann, Human Rights Officer (Rights in Practice) with the Human Rights Consortium. Yesterday was a significant day for the families of those people killed in Hillsborough, who have fought so hard to discover the truth of what happened on that fateful day 27 years […]


The Hooded Men Revisited; Report from QUB / KCL conference

April 27, 2016

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Dr Natasa Mavronicola, QUB Human Rights Centre. On Thursday 14 April 2016 we had the pleasure of welcoming academics, practitioners, representatives of civil society and our NHRI, and a number of survivors themselves, to Queen’s University Belfast to revisit the landmark European Court of Human Rights […]

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Ireland v UK and the Hooded Men: a landmark human rights judgment revisited

April 27, 2016

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Christina Verdirame, JD student, Queen’s University Belfast School of Law. Queen’s University Belfast provided a powerful setting for a one-day conference, hosted jointly with King’s College London, on 14 April to discuss the landmark Ireland v UK case. In the words of Darragh Mackin, KRW Law, this […]

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British Bill of Rights could seem like ‘swaggering centralized power’…

February 3, 2016

…according to Baroness Kennedy during yesterday’s session of The EU Justice Sub Committee Inquiry on the Potential Repeal of the Human Rights Act on EU Law. The Committee heard evidence from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in relation to the proposed consultation on a British Bill of […]

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Religion and Choice in Northern Ireland

January 11, 2016

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Dr Fiona Bloomer and Claire Pierson, Ulster University. The authors can be reached at and The subject of abortion, highly contentious in the Northern Ireland context, has until recently largely been ignored or sidestepped by human rights based organisations within Northern Ireland. The current Amnesty […]

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Sick and tired of being told the Bill of Rights is dead

December 16, 2015

Guest Post by Brian Gormally, Director of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) I’m sick and tired of being told I’ve got to apologise for human rights. You know what it’s like: “Oh human rights have got so much baggage! Can’t we find different words?” Or: “Human rights have been brought into disrepute […]

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A Discussion of Keyu & Others v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Another [2015] UKSC 69

December 10, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by the QUB Human Rights Centre (HRC). HRC can be contacted via Dr Luke Moffett Introduction Members of the QUB Humans Rights Centre met today, Human Rights Day 2015, to discuss the judgment of the UK Supreme Court in Keyu & Others v Secretary of State […]

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