Lady Hale

Lady Hale, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, has been in the news recently. In the media storm following the Miller judgment, one newspaper profiled the judges of the Supreme Court and described Lady Hale as a feminist. More recently her comments during a lecture in Malaysia have attracted some attention. Earlier this year, Ulster […]

Utrecht Declaration on Academic Freedom

The Association of Human Rights Institute is a network of human rights research centres across the globe, including both the QUB Human Rights Centre and Ulster Univeristy’s Transitional Justice Institute. In September AHRI adopted this Declaration on Academic Freedom:  UTRECHT DECLARATION ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM Meeting at Utrecht University for our annual conference, we, the Association of […]

BREXITING and rights. Save the date notice 27th September

BREXITING and rights Discussion seminar on the human rights and  equality implications of the EU referendum Venue: Ulster University Belfast Campus room BA-00-008 Tuesday 27th September 9.30-1pm   Partnership between the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University and the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) in association with the Equality Coalition Speakers include: Prof. […]

Opportunity – training for international electoral observers

EIUC – Training for International Electoral Observers The Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is running a training seminar for International Electoral Observers from 23-28 November 2015. The course, structured in two modules, provides an introduction for civilian staff to the profession of election observers, with a complete theoretical and practical basic knowledge delivered to those considering election […]

Event: 18th May Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland : Implementing the Stormont House Agreement

A detailed programme of this joint conference organised by Amnesty International, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (QUB) and the Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster) is now available on the CAJ website at: RSVP: Email: or Tele: 02890316016

Event: “The more things change, the more they stay the same?” Socioeconomic rights in times of transition

TJI Conference 30th April 2015, Ulster Hall, Belfast 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. This international conference will examine the conceptual basis for the inclusion of socio-economic rights in transitional justice mechanisms and explore examples of how this has been done using national examples. It will consider the prospects for the future of inclusion of socio-economic […]

Opportunity: Campaign and Membership Officer (Career Break) with Human Rights Consortium

The Human Rights Consortium has a 6 month vacancy. Details at The Human Rights Consortium is a cross-community coalition of over 190 community groups, NGOs and trade unions working to ensure a human rights compliant Northern Ireland. We have the following six month career break opportunity which we seek to fill as soon as possible. Campaign […]

Misleading, Vague and Baffling: The Conservative Human Rights Policy document

The policy statement (available on the BBC) includes some sensible opening comments recognising the important role of the European Convention on Human Rights. It then goes on to make numerous vague, tendentious or misleading statements in its ‘Case for Change’. According to the paper “The European Court of Human Rights has developed ‘mission creep’. Strasbourg adopts […]