Today saw the launch of the programme for the 2014 Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival (NIHRF). The festival, which will take place from 8-13 December, consists of a series of events on a range of human rights issues from home and abroad in celebration of International Human Rights Day on 10 December . All events…Continue reading Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival Programme Launched!
As far as the eye can see, young pro-democracy protestors have taken to the streets of central Hong Kong to demand the right to elect freely the next chief executive of the territory. The students’ speeches, songs and placards celebrate the freedoms they want to enjoy. Beijing has announced restrictions for the 2017 election – which…Continue reading Hong Kong: the spirit of freedom
Author: Professor Fiona de Londras, Durham Law School, Durham University Legislating to give effect to Article 40.3.3: Some Important Points for Parliamentarians to Bear in Mind We now know that there will soon be legislation to give effect to the very limited right to access an abortion in Ireland as flows from Article 40.3.3 of…Continue reading Legislating for Article 40.3.3: De Londras on The Role and Duty of Parliamentarians
As Northern Ireland’s First Minister and deputy First Minister prepare to travel to China for the first of two proposed trips, we are pleased to publish this guest post, courtesy of Amnesty International, by LI Jianhong (pen-name ‘Xiao Qiao’). She is an exiled freelance writer who longs to return home. As a new generation of…Continue reading A China to be proud of…
On Monday, I was privileged to be present as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi took to the stage of the Electric Burma concert in Dublin to accept Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi spoke of the commitment she had made to the cause of human rights and freedom almost a quarter…Continue reading Prisoner of conscience becomes Ambassador of Conscience