Tory plan to repeal Human Rights Act in NI would constitute flagrant breach of Belfast/Good Friday Agreement

May 12, 2015

CAJ MEDIA NOTICE 13 May 2015 Dear Friends, This morning on BBC’s Good Morning Ulster, the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers, said that “CAJ has no grounds” for believing that the repeal of the Human Rights Act would breach the Belfast Good Friday Agreement. In fact the Agreement states (amongst other references to the European […]

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Manifesto Watch – NI Party attitudes to Human Rights – Westminster General Election 2015

May 6, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Kevin Hanratty, Human Rights Consortium. Kevin can be reached at  kevin@billofrightsni.org. With the upcoming Westminster General Election, the parties in Northern Ireland have been setting out their stalls via their manifestos, with the hope of electoral endorsement. The Human Rights Consortium has been reviewing each of […]

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Event: 18th May Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland : Implementing the Stormont House Agreement

April 21, 2015

A detailed programme of this joint conference organised by Amnesty International, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (QUB) and the Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster) is now available on the CAJ website at: http://www.caj.org.uk/contents/1289 RSVP: Email: emma@caj.org.uk or Tele: 02890316016

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Event: “The more things change, the more they stay the same?” Socioeconomic rights in times of transition

April 21, 2015

TJI Conference 30th April 2015, Ulster Hall, Belfast 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. This international conference will examine the conceptual basis for the inclusion of socio-economic rights in transitional justice mechanisms and explore examples of how this has been done using national examples. It will consider the prospects for the future of inclusion of socio-economic […]

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Verifying Information at the Independent Commission on Information Retrieval

April 17, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Professor Louise Mallinder,  Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University. Louise can be reached on email at  l.mallinder@ulster.ac.uk, and on twitter @MallinderLouise   This briefing paper has been produced as part of the CAJ-QUB Business Alliance Project entitled ‘Dealing with the Past: Northern Ireland the European Project’. This […]

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Legal Aid, Human Rights and the Legacy

April 2, 2015

Rights NI is delighted to welcome this guest post from Christopher Stanley of KRW LAW LLP “Legal aid is a service which the modern State owes to its citizens as a matter of principle. It is part of the protection of the citizen’s individuality which, in our modern conception of the relationship between the citizen […]

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Opportunity : Training seminars for International Electoral Observers

April 1, 2015

On behalf of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) Training seminars for International Electoral Observers Training seminars for International Electoral Observers We are delighted to invite you to apply to the training seminar for International Electoral Observers. The application period will last until the deadline of 5 April 2015. The principle […]

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The Art(s) of Dealing with the Past.

April 1, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Catherine Turner, Durham Law School. Catherine can be reached at catherine.turner@durham.ac.uk Those you Meet on the Street, the most recent play by Lawrence McKeown has just finished its run in Belfast. The play, commissioned by the Healing Through Remembering initiative, and produced by Kabosh Theatre Company, centres […]

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Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland : Implementing the Stormont House Agreement

March 30, 2015

Monday 18 May 09.30-17.00 Conor Lecture Theatre, Ulster University, York Street Conference organised by Amnesty International, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), Institute of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (QUB) and the Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster University) The December 2014 Stormont House Agreement provides for a set of new institutions to deal with […]

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Opportunity: Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of: Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair

February 16, 2015

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI)  is delighted to announce its 8th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of:   Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair  The Summer School will be held from 22-26 June 2015 at the Jordanstown campus of the Ulster University, located on the north shore […]

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Opportunity: European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation

February 15, 2015

The Master’s The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is a unique Master’s programme developed by 10 pioneering universities that today counts on the participation of 41 prestigious universities and human rights centres from all member states of the European Union. The programme is an intensive one-year advanced master’s course and an […]

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Why equality doesn’t need a conscience

February 9, 2015

Kevin Hearty is a former PhD student at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University who has recently taken up a position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Criminal Justice Centre, University of Warwick. He can be contacted at K.Hearty@warwick.ac.uk. Across the North of Ireland recently  people turned out to protest attempts at attaching a […]

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