We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Tom Hadden, Brice Dickson and Luke Moffett. The authors can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org This year we are celebrating twenty-five years of the Human Rights Centre in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast. The Centre has seen many students pass through its masters programme…Continue reading Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University Belfast: Quo Vadis?
On 23 September 2015, the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) published a policy paper outlining the measures to be included in the Northern Ireland (Stormont House Agreement) Bill that will be presented to Parliament on 12 October 2015. This Bill will legislate for a number of commitments made by the UK government in the Stormont House…Continue reading Independence, Inadmissibility and Information Verification in the Independent Commission on Information Retrieval Proposals- Guest post by Professor Louise Mallinder
We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Dr Anna Bryson. Anna is a Research Fellow at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. A historian by training, she is currently working on an international research project on Lawyers, Conflict and Transition. Her most recent publication (with Sean McConville) is The Routledge Guide to…Continue reading The Stormont House Oral History Archive, PRONI, and the Meaning of Independence- Guest Post by Dr Anna Bryson
Screenshot from BBC Shorts: “DESPERATE TO GET THROUGH”, BBCshorts.tumblr.com, accessed 3rd August 2015. David Cameron proclaimed this week: “everything that can be done will be done to make sure our borders are secure and make sure that British holidaymakers are able to go on their holidays”. He was commenting as people are injured and dying…Continue reading “Just another day in paradise”: the Calais situation
Just over two years ago, I wrote here about the one hundred people who had signed an open letter in an act of civil disobedience in protest at the situation for women needing an abortion in Northern Ireland. Although I am pro-choice, I didn’t sign that letter as my second son was not quite a year old and…Continue reading Why I asked to be arrested for breaking Northern Ireland’s abortion laws
We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Prof Colin Harvey, QUB School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Colin can be reached at email@example.com. This is the first majority Conservative government at Westminster since the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement 1998. That Agreement emerged under a Labour government that had constitutional reform firmly on its…Continue reading Rights, Equality and Social Justice in a Cold Climate
We are pleased to share this from the Human Rights Consortium. The 15th June 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John in 1215. The charter has played a foundational role in the legal and political history of the UK and the modern shape of our human rights…Continue reading Magna Carta 800th Anniversary
Northern Ireland is now duly surrounded by marriage equality, and is the last bastion of marriage inequality anywhere on these islands. In England and Wales the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 legislated for same sex marriage and commenced last year. The moving and resounding vote for marriage…Continue reading Celebrating marriage equality and challenging the post-Ashers discourse
Rights NI is delighted to welcome this guest post from Christopher Stanley of KRW LAW LLP KRW The decision of the Irish government confronted by a legal challenge from The Hooded Men to Apply under Rule 80 of the Rules of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for the inter-state case of Ireland v UK…Continue reading The Hooded Men: The Wider Implications of Ireland v UK Revisited
Today saw the launch of the programme for the 2014 Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival (NIHRF). The festival, which will take place from 8-13 December, consists of a series of events on a range of human rights issues from home and abroad in celebration of International Human Rights Day on 10 December . All events…Continue reading Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival Programme Launched!
17 October marks UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This post sets out the background to the decision in the high court last month to grant CAJ leave to judicially review the Northern Ireland Executive over its alleged failure to adopt an anti poverty strategy based on objective need. Following the 2006 St…Continue reading The background to CAJs legal challenge to the Anti-Poverty Strategy
Back in February, I wrote at this site about my concern on hearing of the arrest of Moazzam Begg, ex Guantanamo Bay detainee. I had listened to Moazzam speak about his experiences in Belfast in 2009 (my article reporting on his talk at St Mary’s College about his incarceration without charge post 9/11, originally written…Continue reading Moazzam Begg: released without charge