Theresa Villiers took to the stage in Manchester and promised to do… nothing

A month after he came to power, David Cameron stood up in the Commons to respond to the publication of the report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. What had happened, he said, was “both unjustified and unjustifiable”. His comments were welcome news, and it seemed a prelude to action. Yet ever since that day, both…Continue reading Theresa Villiers took to the stage in Manchester and promised to do… nothing

Peru’s prison conditions – a state of emergency

Whether ultimately found innocent or guilty, Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum Connolly and Scot, Melissa Reid, face the prospect of a lengthy stay in Peru’s overcrowded and under-resourced prison system.           In fact there are twice as many prisoners as there are prison places. Last year there was a total prison population of 57,095 but only space…Continue reading Peru’s prison conditions – a state of emergency

Syria: two years on. Between a rock and a hard place.

It’s two years since the start of the Syrian uprising and then civil war. The rising death toll serves as a constant reminder that what started as a peaceful cry for freedom and dignity has descended into a bloody armed conflict – with devastating consequences. Amnesty International has produced two reports, published today, focusing on…Continue reading Syria: two years on. Between a rock and a hard place.

Gun control and the speech Obama hasn’t given

There is less than a week to go before world leaders meet at the United Nations to negotiate an international Arms Trade Treaty. If delivered effectively, the Arms Trade Treaty has the potential to save lives and prevent human rights abuses.  85% of all killings documented by Amnesty International involve the sort of weaponry which could…Continue reading Gun control and the speech Obama hasn’t given

EVENT: Hillsborough: The Truth – Phil Scraton

Event announcement Hillsborough: The Truth — Phil Scraton 6pm, Friday 18 January 2013 – No Alibis Bookstore, Botanic Avenue Following publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s Report in September 2012 the impact has been unprecedented: a comprehensive investigation by Independent Police Complaints Commission; a full inquiry by the Director of Public Prosecutions concerning potential for…Continue reading EVENT: Hillsborough: The Truth – Phil Scraton

VIDEO: Securing justice for child abuse victims – Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a campaigning, investigative journalist whose name has become synonymous with the search for truth about organised child abuse in Northern Ireland. In this talk at the RightsNI Live! event from December 11th 2012, he gives a glimpse into some of his investigations, from his work on the Kincora children’s home scandal in the 1980s, serial-abuser…Continue reading VIDEO: Securing justice for child abuse victims – Chris Moore