Human Rights Festival 2014: Now Accepting EVENT PROPOSALS

August 19, 2014

The third year of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival will take place in 2014 from the 8 -13 December. The festival celebrates and promotes the importance of human rights at home and abroad and coincides with International Human Rights Day on the 10th December.   Check out the video at http://vimeo.com/101421099 Now in its third year, we […]

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Postgraduate Research Conference on human rights, transitional justice and peace building, Nov 7th

August 13, 2014

The Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster), the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice (Trinity College Dublin), and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (University of Ulster) invite proposals for a one-day postgraduate student research seminar to be held on Friday 7 November 2014. This year’s event, on human rights, transitional justice and peace building, […]

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Prisoner voting cases

August 12, 2014

Today’s judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Firth v UK is the latest in a long series considering the UK’s ban on prisoners voting in elections. Firth confirms the judgment going back to the Hirst case, that the UK is in breach of its obligations under Article 3 of Protocol 1 to […]

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EIUC Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers

July 30, 2014

EIUC Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers Early birds enrollment until 15 September We are happy to announce that EIUC training seminar for International Short-Term Observers is now ready to accept candidatures. With the patronage of Italian, Spanish and Czech MFA, EIUC has developed two three day modules aiming at providing training to civilian staff in […]

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Relentless campaign to suppress the truth

July 22, 2014

Rights NI is delighted to welcome this guest post from Brian Gormally, director of CAJ. “There is a relentless campaign, led by the UK Government and supported by some elements in Northern Ireland, to suppress the truth about the activities of state agents during the conflict. The aim is to ensure impunity for any crimes […]

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Sexual orientation discrimination and donating blood

July 17, 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union is considering a case from France that may also be relevant to local disputes involving a ban on donation of blood. Advocate General Mengozzi has issued an opinion on the case, indicating that  a life time ban on gay men donating blood would likely be disproportionate.   […]

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Litigating the Legacy in Secret: CMP Declarations in Northern Ireland

July 5, 2014

Rights NI is delighted to welcome this guest post from Christopher Stanley of KRW LAW LLP.   The Justice and Security Act 2013 (JSA 2013) contains a provision at section 6 for a party in a civil action, for example a claim for damages, to apply for a declaration from the presiding judge that a […]

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United against racism – 8,000 march in most ethnically diverse demo ever seen in NI

June 10, 2014

Saturday afternoon in Belfast saw 8,000 people march together in the most ethnically diverse political demonstration ever seen in Northern Ireland. The Unite Against Racism march was organised by Amnesty International, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (NICEM). The Northern Ireland Executive has let down members of […]

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Can HET be Article 2 Compliant? Questions for Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary

June 3, 2014

We welcome this guest post by Brian Gormally, Director of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) Can HET be Article 2 Compliant? Questions for Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary Introduction In May Brice Dickson, Chair of the NI Policing Board’s Historical Enquiry Team (HET) Working Group, wrote to a number of interested parties […]

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Enforcing Equality: Training seminar, Friday 27 June 10am, UNISON Offices, Derry/ Londonderry

May 28, 2014

The Equality Coalition held a training seminar on Friday 4 April in UNISON for members of the Equality Coalition and other NGOs, community groups, voluntary organisations, policy officers and trade unionists. The session looked at how best to make complaints to ensure District Councils, Health Trusts, Education Boards, the Housing Executive, Government Departments etc abide […]

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Covert Policing and Ensuring Accountability: Ten Years on from the Cory Collusion Inquiry Reports, where now?

May 27, 2014

CAJ in partnership with University of Ulster Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) will be hosting the following seminar on Tuesday 1 July 2014 Covert Policing and Ensuring Accountability: Ten Years on from the Cory Collusion Inquiry Reports, where now? Rooms 82A01 and 82A02 University of Ulster Belfast Campus, 9.30am-3pm Background information for the Covert Policing Seminar […]

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