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
Tag: Mental Health
Mental illness and the death penalty
This winter will mark 53 years since the last use of capital punishment in Northern Ireland. On 20 December 1961 Robert McGladdery became the last man to be hanged in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol, for the murder of Pearl Gamble. The death penalty for murder was finally abolished in Northern Ireland on 25 July 1973. However, depending on…Continue reading Mental illness and the death penalty
The Right to Health and Making Informed Choices – Where’s the Choice with “Choose Well”?
“There are people out there who are not well and they don’t know where to go or how to go’” Mental Health service user (Time to Listen: Time to Act, March 2014) In May of this year, the Chief Medical Officer released his annual report on healthcare in Northern Ireland. Amidst the warnings on obesity…Continue reading The Right to Health and Making Informed Choices – Where’s the Choice with “Choose Well”?