A pension for those seriously injured: Reparations for dealing with the past in Northern Ireland? Part II

June 2, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Dr Luke Moffett, QUB School of Law. Luke can be reached at l.moffett@qub.ac.uk. Experience in other countries These problems over who deserves reparations are not unique to Northern Ireland. Countries like Sierra Leone and South African made no distinction between victims and ex-combatants when it came […]

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A pension for those seriously injured: Reparations for dealing with the past in Northern Ireland? Part I

June 1, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Dr Luke Moffett, QUB School of Law. Luke can be reached at l.moffett@qub.ac.uk. Victims who have been seriously injured during the Troubles/conflict in and around Northern Ireland have often been forgotten when dealing with the past. Most initiatives to address the past have focused on obtaining […]

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Ensuring a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland remains on the Political Agenda

May 26, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Prof Monica McWilliams, Dr Anne Smith and Priyam Yarnell, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University.  On the 6 October 2014, our report ‘Political Capacity Building: Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland’ (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2610026) was launched in Parliament Buildings in Stormont. The launch of the report was […]

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Turning a challenge into an opportunity: human rights in Northern Ireland

May 26, 2015

It now seems inevitable that, unless there is an unlikely backbench revolt within the Conservative Party, the Human Rights Act 1998 will be replaced by a new Act. According to the Conservatives’ election manifesto the new Act will ‘remain faithful to the basic principles of human rights, which we signed up to in the original […]

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Model Implementation Bill for the Stormont House Agreement

May 22, 2015

We are pleased to share this on behalf of the drafters of the Model Implementation Bill for the Stormont House Agreement. A joint conference was organised by Amnesty International, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), the Institute of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice Queens University Belfast (QUB) and the Transitional Justice Institute Ulster […]

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PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest

May 19, 2015

The Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation is pleased to announce the first edition of PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest. We launched officially the contest during the Venice Art Biennale opening, with Alfredo Jaar as a special guest. The photo contest is open from May 1 and will accept submissions through June […]

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Advocate-counsellor: Ensure fair and equal representation of victims in the Historical Investigation Unit and Independent Commission for Information Retrieval

May 19, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Dr Luke Moffett, QUB School of Law. Luke can be reached at l.moffett@qub.ac.uk. On Monday 18th May 2015 the Transitional Justice Institute hosted a conference ‘Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: Implementing the Stormont House Agreement’ in conjunction with Amnesty International, Committee on the Administration of Justice […]

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Why is the debate on dealing with the past in Northern gender blind?

May 16, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Andreé Murphy of Relatives for Justice. Andreé can be reached at andree@relativesforjustice.com. This was originally posted on the Eamonn Mallie blog at http://eamonnmallie.com/2015/05/why-is-the-debate-on-dealing-with-the-past-in-northern-gender-blind-by-andree-murphy/.  This is an argument for a concerted effort to make gender a specific and identifiable matter of concern within the Stormont House Agreement. […]

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Guest Post from Professor Christine Bell

May 13, 2015

Human Rights Act Repeal and Devolution: Quick Points and Further Resources on Scotland and Northern Ireland In the past few days repeal of the Human Rights Act, and in particular its devolution implications have attracted a lot of attention. To-day a new report is launched from a legal expert seminar in April 2015, on the […]

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