Call for applications for the 2017/2018 European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation

The European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and 41 participating universities from all member states of the European Union are proud to present to you the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018. E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 100 professionals annually in the field of human […]

EIUC: Training seminar for International Electoral Observers

We are pleased to share this opportunity from the European Inter University Centre Human Rights and Democratization. Calls for Admissions to the two, three-day, modules (20-22 March 2017 and 23-25 March 2017) of the Training seminar for International Electoral Observers are open until 12 February 2017, early bird 22 January 2017. Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation […]

Lady Hale

Lady Hale, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, has been in the news recently. In the media storm following the Miller judgment, one newspaper profiled the judges of the Supreme Court and described Lady Hale as a feminist. More recently her comments during a lecture in Malaysia have attracted some attention. Earlier this year, Ulster […]

Colombia: What is next?

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Alexandra de la Torre, QUB. Alexandra can be reached on Following four years of intense negotiations in Havana, Cuba, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC-EP guerrilla leader Rodrigo ‘Timochenko’ Londoño, signed a comprehensive peace agreement. The event was witnessed by delegates from the […]

RightsNI: Top Twitterers

We are delighted to welcome this post  from Claire McCann, Human Rights Consortium. Claire can be reached at Last week, RightsInfo published a list of their top 50 human rights tweeters you need to follow.  This is a very useful list and you should really look at it if you are interested in keeping […]

What is happening to healthcare in Northern Ireland prisons?

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr Michelle Butler, Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast. Michelle can be reached on or @MichelleBQUB The Northern Ireland Prison Service has been in the spotlight recently over its handling of serious incidents of self-harm and the potential for overdoses […]

Utrecht Declaration on Academic Freedom

The Association of Human Rights Institute is a network of human rights research centres across the globe, including both the QUB Human Rights Centre and Ulster Univeristy’s Transitional Justice Institute. In September AHRI adopted this Declaration on Academic Freedom:  UTRECHT DECLARATION ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM Meeting at Utrecht University for our annual conference, we, the Association of […]