We are delighted to welcome this guest post. Dr Catherine O’Rourke is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law and the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University. Dr O’Rourke is independent academic expert for the Oversight Group of the Irish Government’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and is also a member of […]

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The Supreme Court’s Brexit Judgment

January 27, 2017

Who has the legal power to start the process to take the UK out of the EU  (or ‘trigger Article 50’ of the Treaty of Lisbon) – the Government or Parliament? That was the main question decided in the Brexit judgment of the UK Supreme Court. The Government had argued that it could do so […]

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The Practical Implications of the Brexit Decision for Northern Ireland

January 25, 2017

We are pleased to share news of this event at QUB. The School of Law at Queen University Belfast, together with the Centre for Transnational and European Studies, is hosting an open, round-table discussion forum about the “Brexit” (Miller/McCord/Agnew) decisions of the UK Supreme Court, to be released on Tuesday, 24th January, concerning the constitutional […]

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Advocating Abortion Rights in Northern Ireland: Local and Global Tensions

January 23, 2017

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr Catherine O’Rourke. Catherine is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law at Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute and School of Law. She was one of the authors of the submission to the CEDAW Committee requesting an inquiry into abortion law in Northern Ireland. Despite […]

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Call for applications for the 2017/2018 European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation

January 4, 2017

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 […]

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EIUC: Training seminar for International Electoral Observers

December 19, 2016

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 […]

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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 c.harvey@qub.ac.uk. 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 adelatorre01@qub.ac.uk. 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 cmccormick15@qub.ac.uk. 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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