Call for Papers: Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Peace Building

Call for Papers: Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Peace Building

Kristian Lanslett is a lecturer in criminology in University of Ulster. The Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster), the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice (Trinity College Dublin), and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (University of Ulster) invite proposals for a one- day postgraduate student research seminar to be held on Friday 7 November(…)

King’s Inns: Advanced Diploma in Immigration & Asylum Law

King’s Inns: Advanced Diploma in Immigration & Asylum Law

King’s Inns will be offering an Advanced Diploma in Immigration and Asylum Law from October 2014 for a period of 18 weeks. The course is open to both lawyers and non-lawyers, and may be of particular interest to those in the public sector and NGO employees, academic and government researchers, industry, policy-makers, lawyers and regulators. The course will(…)

The Future Voices of Ireland Have Their Say

The Future Voices of Ireland Have Their Say

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Mairead Healy, Dean Brennan Perth and Alina Balc. Mairead is the Executive Director of Future Voices Ireland and an Ashoka Global Fellow; Dean and Alina are secondary school students and have undertaken the Future Voices Ireland Flagship programme.  Future Voices Ireland is an innovative youth empowerment NGO(…)

Direct Provision: The Beginning of the End?

Direct Provision: The Beginning of the End?

Over the last number of weeks, there have been potentially significant developments in relation to the system of direct provision for asylum seekers in Ireland. Last week, the High Court case challenging the system of direct provision concluded. A decision is expected over the next number of weeks (see here for background). Speaking on 24(…)

Janning on Bringing ESC Rights Home: Ireland and the OP ICESCR

Janning on Bringing ESC Rights Home: Ireland and the OP ICESCR

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Pia Janning who is the Legal Officer of Amnesty International Ireland’s ESC Rights Team “All [human rights] must be treated in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing, and with the same emphasis” such was the reaffirmation by states, including Ireland, in the 1993 Vienna Declaration(…)

The Arrival of Frackers in Co. Fermanagh raises Cross-Border Human Rights Concerns

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Dr Louise Mallinder of the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster. You can follow Louise on Twitter @MallinderLouise In the dead of night on 21 July 2014, Tamboran Resources moved equipment to prepare for drilling into the site of the Acheson and Glover Quarry at Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh and(…)

A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland

A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland

Yesterday the UN Human Rights Committee released its Concluding Observations on Ireland’s compliance with the ICCPR, following hearings in Geneva on which Máiréad Enright blogged here and here. Those Concluding Observations made difficult reading, especially—although not exclusively—as regards the (historical and contemporary) treatment of women in Ireland. One of the main loci for the Committee’s attention(…)

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