Welcome to RightsNI, a new blog established to provide an arena for people from or connected to Northern Ireland interested in discussing current human rights based issues. Through this blog we hope to bring to your attention current rights issues and to explore their importance and implications for all concerned. There are regular contributors have a diverse range of backgrounds, including practitioners, campaigners, activists and academics. We will also post pieces from guest contributors who can offer unique insights into emerging issues. If you would like to contribute in some way please get in touch through the Contact page.
We hope to stimulate discussion and, to that end, we welcome comments from all our readers. We will moderate these (see Guidance for Commenters below).
Guidance for Commenters
In order to ensure that RightsNI remains a safe and respectful site, we ask all those who wish to comment on posts to read and adhere to the following guidelines:
Do not post content that is racist, sexist, homophobic, abusive or otherwise discriminatory and/or offensive. Refrain from using swear words or other language likely to offend. Do not post content that breaks the law or encourages unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright and defamation. In the interests of safety, please do not post your personal contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses and do not pretend to be someone you are not. Finally, please do not link to inappropriate or offensive websites.
If you fail to respect these rules, you will receive an email warning. If you do not receive this warning because you have not provided us with a current email address, this cannot be accepted as an excuse for continuing to break the rules, as it is a condition of site membership that you have supplied us with a valid and current email address. If you continue to break the rules after a second warning, we will suspend your account.
We will remove any objectionable material without prior contact with the author. We reserve the right to edit, move or delete any messages for any reason.
If you believe that a posted message is objectionable contact us immediately. If a formal complaint is made against you, we reserve the right to suspend your account and only reinstate it if the complaint is resolved.
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