The global recession and the subsequent adoption of austerity or retrenchment policies has the potential to undermine the social and economic rights of the most vulnerable in our societies (see for instance CESR’s indictment of Ireland’s economic and financial policies). These threats to social and economic rights put in focus the role that law may…Continue reading Austerity and the ECHR
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
Trafficking in persons “shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits…Continue reading Trafficking: A High Yield Crime in Pain and Suffering
We welcome this guest post from Dónal Kearney. Dónal is a Law graduate of Cambridge University. He has worked as an intern with the CAJ Equality Office and is currently a Legal Support Project volunteer at the Law Centre (NI). Abu Qatada, Marian McGlinchey, and Due Process Abu Qatada al-Filistini is a “truly dangerous” man.…Continue reading Abu Qatada, Marian McGlinchey, and Due Process
Last Thursday, Feb 2nd 2012, saw the holding of the third East Belfast Speaks Out event with a panel made up of: Minister for Education John O’Dowd (SF), MLA Chris Lyttle (Alliance), MLA Sammy Douglas (DUP), MLA Michael Copeland (UUP) and Councillor John Kyle (PUP) and chaired by the BBC’s Mark Davenport. Organised…Continue reading “Speak to them, Not about them!” – East Belfast Speaks Out: Offering hope for civic engagement across Northern Ireland.
We welcome this contribution from solicitor Khara Glackin of the South Tyrone Empowerment Project (STEP). Khara has provided extensive research and advocacy in the area of historical abuse and human rights. Considering Human Rights in addressing Historic Institutional Child Abuse in Northern Ireland Historic institutional child abuse is certainly a very prevalent and deeply…Continue reading Considering Human Rights in addressing Historic Institutional Child Abuse in Northern Ireland