The Human Rights Consortium is proud to co-host the Northern Ireland leg of the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) Human Rights Tour in Belfast on 26 September. The BIHR’s Human Rights Tour is a series of 17 free-to-attend community events taking place across the length and breadth of the UK. These unique town-hall style days are an opportunity for local people to learn, share and debate what human rights law means in practice here in the UK.
The day includes a practical introduction to human rights law, real life examples of applying human rights in everyday situations, and an update on the current political debates on human rights here at home. People will also have the opportunity to get creative by making their own personal human rights bunting to add to the yards of local messages already gathered from around the UK. We are working alongside BIHR to make sure the day covers Northern Ireland-specific human rights themes and some key issues within local communtities. Contributors include Amnesty International, the Equality Coalition and Participation and the Practice of Rights Project.
The event will take place in Unison, James Gallway House, York Street, Belfast from 9:30am-4:30pm. For more information and to book your place please visit: http://www.bihr.org.uk/bihr-human-rights-tour-2013-online-booking-form . Lunch will be provided.