Asking a Different Set of Questions? Dealing with the Conflict Legacy in Northern Ireland and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 Part Two

Dr Catherine O’Rourke is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law and Gender Research Coordinator at the University of Ulster Transitional Justice Institute, where she also directs the LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights. Her new book, Gender Politics in Transitional Justice (Routledge, 2013), examines feminist engagement with, and gendered outcomes of, transitional justice […]

Asking a Different Set of Questions? Dealing with the Conflict Legacy in Northern Ireland and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 Part One

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Dr Catherine O’Rourke. Dr Catherine O’Rourke is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law and Gender Research Coordinator at the University of Ulster Transitional Justice Institute, where she also directs the LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights. Her new book, Gender Politics in Transitional Justice […]

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 […]

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Schweppe and Spain on Article 40.3.3 and the capacity to survive outside the womb

Authors: Jennifer Schweppe and Dr Eimear Spain, Lecturers in Law, University of Limerick In recent months the issue of the availability of terminations for women carrying foetuses which are “incompatible with life” or suffering from “lethal foetal abnormalities” has dominated the media.  However, the issue has received little academic attention. From a legal perspective the […]

Legislating for Article 40.3.3: Thornton on The Right to Travel, Reproductive Rights and Asylum Seekers

Author: Dr Liam Thornton, School of Law, University College Dublin I. The Right to Travel The thirteenth amendment to the constitution recognised that the right to life of the unborn, did not affect the right of individuals to travel, hence women and girls in Ireland may travel to access abortion services in other states. When […]