The European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and 41 participating universities from all member states of the European Union are proud to present to you the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018. E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 100 professionals annually in the field of human […]


We are pleased to share this opportunity from the European Inter University Centre Human Rights and Democratization. Calls for Admissions to the two, three-day, modules (20-22 March 2017 and 23-25 March 2017) of the Training seminar for International Electoral Observers are open until 12 February 2017, early bird 22 January 2017. Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation […]


Has Nothing Really Changed Here? Brief Reflections on the ‘Brexit Litigation’

December 2, 2016

We are pleased to share this from Prof Colin Harvey, QUB School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Colin can be reached at Has anything that has happened since 1998 regarding Northern Ireland changed the constitution of the UK? If so, in what ways? These are among the questions to be faced in the […]

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Lady Hale

November 16, 2016

Lady Hale, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, has been in the news recently. In the media storm following the Miller judgment, one newspaper profiled the judges of the Supreme Court and described Lady Hale as a feminist. More recently her comments during a lecture in Malaysia have attracted some attention. Earlier this year, Ulster […]

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Colombia: What is next?

November 8, 2016

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Alexandra de la Torre, QUB. Alexandra can be reached on Following four years of intense negotiations in Havana, Cuba, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC-EP guerrilla leader Rodrigo ‘Timochenko’ Londoño, signed a comprehensive peace agreement. The event was witnessed by delegates from the […]

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Brexit: An Overlooked Analogy? Article 50 of the TEU & Section 25 of the CRAG Act 2010

November 7, 2016

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Conor McCormick, PhD candidate, QUB School of Law. Conor can be reached on Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union is quickly becoming the most limelit legal provision of the century. Prolific debate and high-profile litigation over the meaning of its reference to the […]

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Protect Northern Ireland’s peace process and human rights from Brexit

November 4, 2016

We are pleased to share this from the Human Rights Consortium. The Human Rights Consortium is a Northern Ireland based human rights charity coalition of over 160 member organisations who campaign for a human rights based society. The Consortium campaigns on a range of human rights  issues in Northern Ireland including a Bill of Rights and […]

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October 28, 2016

We are delighted to welcome this post  from Claire McCann, Human Rights Consortium. Claire can be reached at Last week, RightsInfo published a list of their top 50 human rights tweeters you need to follow.  This is a very useful list and you should really look at it if you are interested in keeping […]

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What is happening to healthcare in Northern Ireland prisons?

October 20, 2016

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr Michelle Butler, Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast. Michelle can be reached on or @MichelleBQUB The Northern Ireland Prison Service has been in the spotlight recently over its handling of serious incidents of self-harm and the potential for overdoses […]

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Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past

September 30, 2016

We are pleased to share this letter from the Legacy Gender Integration Group. The Legacy Gender Integration Group has been working since April 2015 towards the development, and implementation, of the Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past.  At this critical juncture in negotiations for the legislation and implementation of legacy elements of […]

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Utrecht Declaration on Academic Freedom

September 9, 2016

The Association of Human Rights Institute is a network of human rights research centres across the globe, including both the QUB Human Rights Centre and Ulster Univeristy’s Transitional Justice Institute. In September AHRI adopted this Declaration on Academic Freedom:  UTRECHT DECLARATION ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM Meeting at Utrecht University for our annual conference, we, the Association of […]

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