Children’s Law Centre Apprentice Solicitor Opportunity

August 11, 2016

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 […]

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A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Human Rights in the EU

June 21, 2016

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr Claire McCann, Human Rights Officer (Rights in Practice) with the Human Rights Consortium. There is a lot of confusion about what impact a ‘leave’ vote in the EU referendum would have on human rights protection in the UK generally and particularly for us in Northern […]

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You’ll never walk alone – Hillsborough and the Human Rights Act

April 27, 2016

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr Claire McCann, Human Rights Officer (Rights in Practice) with the Human Rights Consortium. Yesterday was a significant day for the families of those people killed in Hillsborough, who have fought so hard to discover the truth of what happened on that fateful day 27 years […]

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The Hooded Men Revisited; Report from QUB / KCL conference

April 27, 2016

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 […]

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

April 27, 2016

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 […]

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British Bill of Rights could seem like ‘swaggering centralized power’…

February 3, 2016

…according to Baroness Kennedy during yesterday’s session of The EU Justice Sub Committee Inquiry on the Potential Repeal of the Human Rights Act on EU Law. The Committee heard evidence from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in relation to the proposed consultation on a British Bill of […]

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Religion and Choice in Northern Ireland

January 11, 2016

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 […]

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