We welcome this contribution from solicitor Khara Glackin of the South Tyrone Empowerment Project (STEP). Khara has provided extensive research and advocacy in the area of historical abuse and human rights. Considering Human Rights in addressing Historic Institutional Child Abuse in Northern Ireland Historic institutional child abuse is certainly a very prevalent and deeply…Continue reading Considering Human Rights in addressing Historic Institutional Child Abuse in Northern Ireland
Lord Justice Leveson RightsNI welcomes guest blogger Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn to cast some light on Irish media practices. Conchubhair is a digital consultant, broadcaster, lecturer and blogger. He currently teaches television skills in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge’s Gaoth Dobhair campus, contributes to various publications and radio outlets all over the country, and is co-author of…Continue reading There-In Lies The Rub: The Role of the Media in Modern Irish Society.
The debate around a UK Bill of Rights has served to reawaken the hunger for a Northern Ireland Bill of Rights that many here believe was a fundamental commitment of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. Yesterday Professor Colin Harvey from Queens University had this to say in the Guardian ; Listen to Northern Ireland’s advice on…Continue reading NI Bill of Rights Back from the Brink?
The debate on the use of so called ‘less lethal’ methods of force by police has come to the fore again this week in the wake of the deaths of three members of the public subjected to the use of TASERs and pepper spray. So are these weapons potential life savers or life takers? Although…Continue reading 3 Deaths 8 Days: the use of TASERs