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The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the School of Law at NUI Galway is pleased to announce the details of its summer schools for 2014

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014 16-20 June 2014, NUI Galway, Ireland The annual International Criminal Court summer school at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premiere summer school specializing on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days.(…)

The Commonwealth and Sri Lanka: Perils of Joining Global Clubs

The recent Commonwealth Summit, held in Sri Lanka, attracted a tremendous amount of attention, far more than is normally paid to this organisation. Sri Lanka’s dismal human rights record during and since the final Governmental push against the Tamil Tigers in the north of the country has been well documented by the media, NGOs and(…)

The Fog of Juridification, Functionality and Everything Foreign

We are delighted to welcome this post from Jane Rooney on the recent report published by think-tank Policy Exchange on apparent  human rights infringements during battlefield operations. Jane is the Deputy Convener of Law and Global Justice at Durham and Ph.D. candidate at Durham Law School. On 18th October 2013, think tank Policy Exchange published a report entitled, ‘The(…)

Stateless Terrorists: Domestic and International Legal Implications

We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Ntina Tzouvala and Rumyana Grozdanova on Theresa May’s announcement of her intention to repeal domestic legislation in order to be able to deprive terrorism suspects of their UK citizenship. Ntina is Deputy Co-Convener of Law and Global Justice and a PhD student at Durham Law School who is(…)

Qatar 2022 And Forced Labour: Is There An Irish Connection

We are delighted to welcome the latest in a series of cross-posts by Dr Shane Darcy from the Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog.  The Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog is dedicated to tracking and analysing developments relating to business and human rights in Ireland. It aims to address legal and policy issues, as well(…)

Taxing Times for Human Rights, but not for Multinational Corporations

We are delighted to welcome the latest in a series of cross-posts by Dr Shane Darcy from the Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog.  The Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog is dedicated to tracking and analysing developments relating to business and human rights in Ireland. It aims to address legal and policy issues, as well(…)

Is Article 8 ECHR the ‘Feminist Article’?

We are very pleased to welcome this guest post from Helen Fenwick who is Professor at Durham Law School. Helen is an expert in civil liberties, human rights and counter-terrorism law. She is also an expert advisor for Liberty and has been involved in policy development at national and international levels.  This post is also(…)

Amnesty International’s Annual Report for Northern Ireland and Ireland

Amnesty International’s Annual Report on Northern Ireland and Ireland was published last week  as part of its annual series of country reports. Globally, the report considered the world to be a more dangerous place for refugees and migrants and stated that countries were increasingly using the cover of ‘internal affairs’ to block full consideration of(…)

Worker Rights and Responsible Consumption

Worker Rights and Responsible Consumption

Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Dr Fiona Donson. Fiona  is a lecturer at UCC Faculty of Law specialising in Human Rights, Administrative Law and Criminal Law. She was formally a human rights worker in Cambodia where her experience included health and employment rights projects in Garment factories and child rights projects for UNICEF and(…)

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