Brexit and NI Employment Law – A modest proposal: Can we have an NI-specific campaign to defend workers’ EU rights?

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Ciaran White, Ulster University School of Law. Ciaran can be reached at c.white@ulster.ac.uk One of the many issues that gives rise to concern arising from the ‘Brexit’ vote is what it will all mean for those labour law rights that have been generated or influenced by…Continue reading Brexit and NI Employment Law – A modest proposal: Can we have an NI-specific campaign to defend workers’ EU rights?

Children’s Law Centre Apprentice Solicitor Opportunity

The Children’s Law Centre (Belfast) has received funding from The Legal Education Foundation’s Justice First Fellowship Scheme to recruit an Apprentice Solicitor from May 2017 – August 2019. The Legal Education Foundation will provide the Apprentice Solicitor with an agreed trainee solicitor’s salary for up to 2.5 years whilst a solicitor trainee at the Children’s…Continue reading Children’s Law Centre Apprentice Solicitor Opportunity

The Hooded Men Revisited; Report from QUB / KCL conference

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Dr Natasa Mavronicola, QUB Human Rights Centre. On Thursday 14 April 2016 we had the pleasure of welcoming academics, practitioners, representatives of civil society and our NHRI, and a number of survivors themselves, to Queen’s University Belfast to revisit the landmark European Court of Human Rights…Continue reading The Hooded Men Revisited; Report from QUB / KCL conference

Ireland v UK and the Hooded Men: a landmark human rights judgment revisited

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Christina Verdirame, JD student, Queen’s University Belfast School of Law. Queen’s University Belfast provided a powerful setting for a one-day conference, hosted jointly with King’s College London, on 14 April to discuss the landmark Ireland v UK case. In the words of Darragh Mackin, KRW Law, this…Continue reading Ireland v UK and the Hooded Men: a landmark human rights judgment revisited

Religion and Choice in Northern Ireland

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Dr Fiona Bloomer and Claire Pierson, Ulster University. The authors can be reached at fk.bloomer@ulster.ac.uk and Pierson-C@email.ulster.ac.uk. The subject of abortion, highly contentious in the Northern Ireland context, has until recently largely been ignored or sidestepped by human rights based organisations within Northern Ireland. The current Amnesty…Continue reading Religion and Choice in Northern Ireland

Sick and tired of being told the Bill of Rights is dead

Guest Post by Brian Gormally, Director of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) I’m sick and tired of being told I’ve got to apologise for human rights. You know what it’s like: “Oh human rights have got so much baggage! Can’t we find different words?” Or: “Human rights have been brought into disrepute…Continue reading Sick and tired of being told the Bill of Rights is dead

The UN Security Council’s New Resolution on Women, Peace, and Security

We are pleased to share this guest post by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin. Fionnuala can be reached at niaol002@umn.edu. This was originally posted on Just Security at https://www.justsecurity.org/26720/unscr-2242/  The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a new resolution on women, peace, and security meant to improve the UN’s agenda for these issues. The new resolution (UNSCR 2242), marks the…Continue reading The UN Security Council’s New Resolution on Women, Peace, and Security

ESC Rights and the Stormont Agreement Implementation Plan: a quick appraisal

Following ten weeks of talks yesterday saw the publication of the Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan, entitled ‘A Fresh Start’. The 67 page paper is presented by the British and Irish Governments and the First and deputy First Ministers.  In addition to dealing with ‘the legacy and impact of paramilitary activity’ the purpose of the…Continue reading ESC Rights and the Stormont Agreement Implementation Plan: a quick appraisal

Master in Democratic Governance – Democracy and Human Rights in the Mena Regio

We are please to share news of this opportunity with the European Inter University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization EIUC and its partner universities Birzeit University (Palestine), Saint Joseph University (Lebanon), International University of Rabat (Morocco) and Ca’ Foscari University (Italy) are proud to present to you the second edition of the Master in…Continue reading Master in Democratic Governance – Democracy and Human Rights in the Mena Regio

MOOC (massive open online course) on ‘The EU and Human Rights’.

We are pleased to share this from the European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratization This EU and Human Rights course teaches you the basics of human rights, placing the EU at the centre of investigation. All of the course activities aim to improve your understanding of how the EU, alone or in combination…Continue reading MOOC (massive open online course) on ‘The EU and Human Rights’.

Citizenship and Political Rights in Ireland

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Prof Colin Harvey, QUB School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Colin can be reached at c.harvey@qub.ac.uk. Ireland’s system of voting rights (for Irish citizens) places particular emphasis on residency within the state. With some limited exceptions, there is a near blanket exclusion of citizens outside…Continue reading Citizenship and Political Rights in Ireland