We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Jason McKeown, Communications Assistant with the Human Rights Consortium. With the 2016 Assembly Elections almost upon us, the Human Rights Consortium takes a look at the manifestos of the various political parties who have put themselves forward for election. This resource will…Continue reading Manifesto Watch: 2016 NI Assembly Election
Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival Programme Launched!
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!
The activist-brick road
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
A rights-based approach to disability in health and social care
This approach to health and social care is widely accepted internationally as a best practice approach, which is rooted in the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and protected in the United Kingdom by the Human Rights Act. In its report Human Rights and Health and Social Care,…Continue reading A rights-based approach to disability in health and social care