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!
In the wake of the visit to Northern Ireland by UN Special Rapporteur, Raquel Rolnik, PPR’s Director of Policy, Nicola Browne asks where to now for housing? Nicola can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Much heat has been generated, but not much light shed, around the work of the UN Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate…Continue reading Housing, the UN and Northern Ireland – Where to now?
In advance of Minister Nelson McCausland’s announcement last week (see previous post by Kate Ward) that he plans to break up the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Nicola Browne of the Participation and Practice of Rights (PPR) organisation reflected on poverty and housing in north Belfast when she took the speaker’s mic at the RightsNI Live…Continue reading VIDEO: ‘Small Places’ and the right to adequate housing – Nicola Browne
Yesterday afternoon, members of Occupy Belfast controversially “took control” of the Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue in Belfast. They claim their move was in opposition to “soaring homelessness, lack of affordable social housing and home repossessions”. Could a Bill of Rights help with these issues? Sub-standard housing, homelessness and repossessions have become a…Continue reading Could a Bill of Rights have prevented bank takeover?
The Seven Towers Residents Group documentary film Papering Over the Cracks which was shown over the summer at the West Belfast Feile is now available to view online. It may be of interest to those following the work of the group and all those who showed an interest in a previous post on the same subject. The film focuses…Continue reading Papering over the Cracks: the documentary film