The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) is hosting its 5th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of: Gender, Conflict and UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The Summer School will be held from 25-29 June 2012 at the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster, located on the north shore of Belfast Lough, Northern…Continue reading TJI Summer School: Gender, Conflict and UN Security Council Resolution 1325
Henry McDonald in The Guardian has reported on the arrests of a number of people in Coleraine for posting pictures on Facebook of youths burning a poppy. Away from this particular and on-going investigation that I will pass no further comment upon, there is a need to consider whether there can be a right to…Continue reading Is There a Right to Shock and Offend?
Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law at University of Ulster. This blog post contains a brief and select overview of the right to food as a fundamental human right and forms part of Rights NI contribution to the Blog Action Day on Food. One out of every six people on the planet are malnourished…Continue reading The Right to Food under International Law
On Friday 11 November, PILA and the PILS Project will host their inaugural joint annual conference at Croke Park Conference Centre – Political Commitment, Practical Protection: Using the ECHR North and South. The conference is focused on the political commitment to and practical implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in Northern Ireland and the…Continue reading Political Commitment, Practical Protection: Using the ECHR North and South
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has called for the Human Rights Act 1998 to be scrapped on the basis that it prevents the British government from deporting foreign terror suspects or those convicted of crime. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has also expressed his unease about the Human Rights Act and has stated: I agree…Continue reading Scrapping the Human Rights Act: The Northern Ireland Dimension