Why human rights in Northern Ireland are still internationally important

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

Northern Ireland’s DNA Database Proposals: A Risk or Rights Based Approach

This post comes from David O’Dwyer, a PhD student at the University of Limerick, funded by the IRCHSS, who is conducting a human rights analysis of the growing phenomenon of DNA Databases. Here David considers recent proposals for the Northern Ireland database. In March 2011, the Northern Ireland Department of Justice released a Consultation on…Continue reading Northern Ireland’s DNA Database Proposals: A Risk or Rights Based Approach