Postgraduate Research Conference on human rights, transitional justice and peace building, Nov 7th

The Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster), the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice (Trinity College Dublin), and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (University of Ulster) invite proposals for a one-day postgraduate student research seminar to be held on Friday 7 November 2014. This year’s event, on human rights, transitional justice and peace building,…Continue reading Postgraduate Research Conference on human rights, transitional justice and peace building, Nov 7th

Opportunity: Venice Based Masters in Human Rights and Democraticisation

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is accepting applications for the 18th edition of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA). E.MA provides students with the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with leading scholars from 41 prestigious European Universities and renowned Human Rights experts, in the classroom…Continue reading Opportunity: Venice Based Masters in Human Rights and Democraticisation

PhD Funding opportunities

Queen’s University and the University of Ulster have both recently announced funding opportunities for persons interested in doing a PhD. Details of the QUB funding is available at http://www.law.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/StudyattheSchool/PostgraduateStudies/Scholarships/. Details of the Ulster funding is at http://research.ulster.ac.uk/info/prospective/funding.html Potential applicants are advised to consult the list of staff interests and to consult potential supervisors well in…Continue reading PhD Funding opportunities

Rights and Resources: Applying an International Human Rights Framework to State Budget Allocations

This was originally posted on Human Rights in Ireland at http://humanrights.ie/civil-liberties/oconnell-on-rights-and-resources-applying-an-international-human-rights-framework-to-state-budget-allocations/. How to manage resources so as to protect and promote rights?  How to protect basic human rights given the resource limitations that states face? These are questions that human rights activists and academics, but also governments and policymakers. They are questions which economic and…Continue reading Rights and Resources: Applying an International Human Rights Framework to State Budget Allocations

“North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime”; Dissemination Conference; Friday 21st March 2014

The research team of the AHRC Project “North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime” would like to invite you to our dissemination conference to be held at the University College Dublin on Friday, 21st March between 11 am and 4 p.m. The research team consists of Principal Investigator: Professor Tom Obokata, Research Fellow: Dr. Brian Payne,…Continue reading “North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime”; Dissemination Conference; Friday 21st March 2014

Legal Intern: Volunteer opportunity with Rights Watch UK

Start Date: October Job Title: Legal Intern Job Type: Part-time Duration: 3-4 Months Based: Belfast  Are you a law student or recent graduate interested in a career in human rights? Rights Watch (UK) is an award-winning NGO which uses advocacy, campaigning and strategic litigation to hold the UK government to account for human rights abuses…Continue reading Legal Intern: Volunteer opportunity with Rights Watch UK

The European Union Charter and Human Rights

This post is based on an article in the NICEM journal Migrant Rights Now available at http://minorityrightsnow.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/minority-rights-now-winter-2013-14-is-here/ As the Ministry of Justice is consulting on the EU Charter of Rights as part of the Balance of Competences review (deadline 13 January), this is a good opportunity to reflect on the potential for the EU Charter…Continue reading The European Union Charter and Human Rights