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

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

EIUC: Training seminar for International Electoral Observers

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…Continue reading EIUC: Training seminar for International Electoral Observers

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

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

Colombia: What is next?

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…Continue reading Colombia: What is next?

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

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

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

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

What is happening to healthcare in Northern Ireland prisons?

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 michelle.butler@qub.ac.uk 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…Continue reading What is happening to healthcare in Northern Ireland prisons?

Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past

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…Continue reading Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past

Brexit and NI Employment Law – A modest proposal: Can we have an NI-specific campaign to defend workers’ EU rights?

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Ciaran White, Ulster University School of Law. Ciaran can be reached at c.white@ulster.ac.uk One of the many issues that gives rise to concern arising from the ‘Brexit’ vote is what it will all mean for those labour law rights that have been generated or influenced by…Continue reading Brexit and NI Employment Law – A modest proposal: Can we have an NI-specific campaign to defend workers’ EU rights?

Children’s Law Centre Apprentice Solicitor Opportunity

The Children’s Law Centre (Belfast) has received funding from The Legal Education Foundation’s Justice First Fellowship Scheme to recruit an Apprentice Solicitor from May 2017 – August 2019. The Legal Education Foundation will provide the Apprentice Solicitor with an agreed trainee solicitor’s salary for up to 2.5 years whilst a solicitor trainee at the Children’s…Continue reading Children’s Law Centre Apprentice Solicitor Opportunity

The Hooded Men Revisited; Report from QUB / KCL conference

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Dr Natasa Mavronicola, QUB Human Rights Centre. On Thursday 14 April 2016 we had the pleasure of welcoming academics, practitioners, representatives of civil society and our NHRI, and a number of survivors themselves, to Queen’s University Belfast to revisit the landmark European Court of Human Rights…Continue reading The Hooded Men Revisited; Report from QUB / KCL conference