We welcome this guest post by Brian Gormally, Director of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) www.caj.org.uk Why human rights in Northern Ireland are still internationally important The significance of the conflict Over 3,600 people died out of a population (in the North) of about 1.5 million. If that figure is extrapolated to…Continue reading Why human rights in Northern Ireland are still internationally important
Here’s a striking video from Amnesty, just launched today, promoting our global Write for Rights campaign. Over the next few weeks we’re asking people to put pen to paper and write a letter or send a card to a prisoner of conscience or other individual at risk of human rights violation somewhere in the…Continue reading Would you send a letter to save a life?
Recent discussions with our members at the Human Rights Consortium have frequently led to the concept of activism – what is it exactly and how do you get people involved? Like many things, once you start thinking about it you hear about it from all directions. Activism is by no means a new concept,…Continue reading The activist-brick road