Colombia: What is next?

November 8, 2016

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 […]

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Brexit: An Overlooked Analogy? Article 50 of the TEU & Section 25 of the CRAG Act 2010

November 7, 2016

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Conor McCormick, PhD candidate, QUB School of Law. Conor can be reached on Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union is quickly becoming the most limelit legal provision of the century. Prolific debate and high-profile litigation over the meaning of its reference to the […]

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Protect Northern Ireland’s peace process and human rights from Brexit

November 4, 2016

We are pleased to share this from the Human Rights Consortium. The Human Rights Consortium is a Northern Ireland based human rights charity coalition of over 160 member organisations who campaign for a human rights based society. The Consortium campaigns on a range of human rights  issues in Northern Ireland including a Bill of Rights and […]

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October 28, 2016

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 […]

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What is happening to healthcare in Northern Ireland prisons?

October 20, 2016

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 […]

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Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past

September 30, 2016

We are pleased to share this letter from the Legacy Gender Integration Group. The Legacy Gender Integration Group has been working since April 2015 towards the development, and implementation, of the Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past.  At this critical juncture in negotiations for the legislation and implementation of legacy elements of […]

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Utrecht Declaration on Academic Freedom

September 9, 2016

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 […]

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

August 30, 2016

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Ciaran White, Ulster University School of Law. Ciaran can be reached at 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 […]

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BREXITING and rights. Save the date notice 27th September

August 26, 2016

BREXITING and rights Discussion seminar on the human rights and  equality implications of the EU referendum Venue: Ulster University Belfast Campus room BA-00-008 Tuesday 27th September 9.30-1pm   Partnership between the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University and the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) in association with the Equality Coalition Speakers include: Prof. […]

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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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