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 […]


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 […]

One Billion Rising

We are delighted to host this blog from Órla McKay, an Assumption Grammar School – Ballynahinch pupil spending a week on work experience with Amnesty International. Here she highlights the great speech given by Kellie Turtle of the Belfast Feminist Network at the RightsNI Live event in December and previews the One Billion Rising campaign […]

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 […]

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 […]