Model Implementation Bill for the Stormont House Agreement

May 22, 2015

We are pleased to share this on behalf of the drafters of the Model Implementation Bill for the Stormont House Agreement. A joint conference was organised by Amnesty International, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), the Institute of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice Queens University Belfast (QUB) and the Transitional Justice Institute Ulster […]

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PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest

May 19, 2015

The Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation is pleased to announce the first edition of PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest. We launched officially the contest during the Venice Art Biennale opening, with Alfredo Jaar as a special guest. The photo contest is open from May 1 and will accept submissions through June […]

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Advocate-counsellor: Ensure fair and equal representation of victims in the Historical Investigation Unit and Independent Commission for Information Retrieval

May 19, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Dr Luke Moffett, QUB School of Law. Luke can be reached at l.moffett@qub.ac.uk. On Monday 18th May 2015 the Transitional Justice Institute hosted a conference ‘Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: Implementing the Stormont House Agreement’ in conjunction with Amnesty International, Committee on the Administration of Justice […]

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Why is the debate on dealing with the past in Northern gender blind?

May 16, 2015

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Andreé Murphy of Relatives for Justice. Andreé can be reached at andree@relativesforjustice.com. This was originally posted on the Eamonn Mallie blog at http://eamonnmallie.com/2015/05/why-is-the-debate-on-dealing-with-the-past-in-northern-gender-blind-by-andree-murphy/.  This is an argument for a concerted effort to make gender a specific and identifiable matter of concern within the Stormont House Agreement. […]

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Guest Post from Professor Christine Bell

May 13, 2015

Human Rights Act Repeal and Devolution: Quick Points and Further Resources on Scotland and Northern Ireland In the past few days repeal of the Human Rights Act, and in particular its devolution implications have attracted a lot of attention. To-day a new report is launched from a legal expert seminar in April 2015, on the […]

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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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