CONFERENCE: Challenging the Oppression of Lawyers in Times of Conflict

  On Wednesday 13 November 2013 the Human Rights Centre, School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast are hosting a one day conference entitled ‘Challenging the Oppression of Lawyers in Times of Conflict’. It is open to anyone interested in conflict studies, politics, international relations, human rights, international law, justice and transitional justice.   SPEAKERS…Continue reading CONFERENCE: Challenging the Oppression of Lawyers in Times of Conflict

Stop Press! Two-day Colloquium on emotions and law at QUB today and tomorrow

A very exciting two-day Colloquium at Queen’s University on emotional dynamics, law and legal discourse, will be held today and tomorrow.  The University has confirmed, this morning, that there are still places if individuals want to attend, with sessions starting today at 1.45 PM (but note the fee in cash or cheque of £25 for…Continue reading Stop Press! Two-day Colloquium on emotions and law at QUB today and tomorrow

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

CAJ in collaboration with the Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster) and the Human Rights Centre (Queens University Belfast) invite you to attend our: CONFERENCE ‘Mapping the Rollback? Human rights provisions of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement 15 years on’, Great Hall, Queens University Belfast April 26th, 2013 This full day conference is timed to coincide…Continue reading CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Mightier than the Sword: Journalism, Freedom of Expression and Power

“The Journalist who gives in to intimidation, who becomes obedient, has already lost the fight for that right (to freedom of expression)” Eynulla Fatullayev (2011) It’s a clichéd phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword”, but its message is typified in the work of Amnesty International’s decades-long letter/email-writing campaigns for human rights champions. Friday…Continue reading Mightier than the Sword: Journalism, Freedom of Expression and Power