Introducing the LLM in Gender, Conflict and Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland is please to welcome this guest post from Dr Catherine O’Rourke, Transitional Justice Institute, School of Law, University of Ulster.

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), University of Ulster, is pleased to announce the launch its innovative new masters programme, LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights. The new programme builds on both the highly successful existing LLM Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice, and the TJI’s international research profile in gender and transitional justice, to offer this unique masters programme. Teaching will be delivered by established scholars in the field, including Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Professor Monica McWilliams, Dr Catherine O’Rourke, and Dr Khanyisela Moyo. Students will study two core modules of Gender and Human Rights and Gender and Transition, as well as select from a range of optional modules, which include Foundations of International Human Rights Law, Foundations of Transitional Justice, International Criminal Justice, Equality Law, Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Policing and Human Rights. In addition, students will be supervised in the completion of a dissertation.

For those interested in learning more about the programme, the TJI will be hosting a ‘taster’ day on Friday, June 22 to meet the staff and to learn more about the content of the programme. The day will include an introduction to the ideas and issues of gender, conflict and human rights that will be explored in the masters programme. The format of the day will be interactive, with participants taking part in a range of exercises, allowing potential applicants to experience the student-centred and collaborative approach to learning on the masters programme.

Potential applicants who are unable to attend the ‘taster’ content, but are interested in  learning more about the programme, are welcome to join us for the drop-in information session and sandwich lunch on the same day from 1-2pm.

For further information on the taster day, including schedule, see here.  Those interesting in attending should RSVP to Elaine McCoubrey: e.mccoubrey@ulster.ac.uk.

Introducing the LLM in Gender, Conflict and Human Rights

Transitional Justice Institute: Summer Schools on Gender and Public Inquiries

The Transitional Justice Institute, School of Law, University of Ulster has released details of its summer schools for 2011. This year the TJI will be running two different subject sections for its 2011 summer school on Gender, Conflict and Transition and Holding the State to Account: The Role of Public Inquiries.

The TJI Summer School on Transitional Justice will take place from 13 to 17 June 2011 at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus in Derry/Londonderry. The Summer School provides a dynamic context for the exchange of views and experiences between academics, practitioners and students. It is a week long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions on key aspects of transitional justice.

The academic component of the Summer School is also complemented by a social programme which provides the opportunity for participants to get to know a little about the local area. Social events include a walking tour of Derry city, film screenings and a Summer School dinner.

Gender, Conflict and Transition

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Transitional Justice Institute: Summer Schools on Gender and Public Inquiries

Funded PhD position in School of Law/Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster

Applications are invited for a Department of Employment and Learning (NI) funded PhD studentship tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the  Magee / Jordanstown Campus.

Candidates should have ordinary UK residence to be eligible for both fees and maintenance.  Non UK residents who hold ordinary EU residence may also apply but if successful will receive fees only.  All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in law, politics or a cognate area.  Successful candidates will enrol as of September 2010, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual stipend of £13,590 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress. 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is September 10th, 2010.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing September 27th, 2010.

Further information on this opportunity is available here. Information on potential supervisors can be accessed here.

Funded PhD position in School of Law/Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster

Guest Post: Rolston on Ardoyne Riots

HRinI is delighted to welcome this post from Prof. Bill Rolston of the University of Ulster (Jordanstown). Bill is a Professor of Sociology at the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies and Director of the Transitional Justice Institute at UU. His research focuses on popular political culture and community and voluntary politics in Northern Ireland.

Some years ago PJ O’Rourke wrote a book called Holidays in Hell. As the title suggests, he went to visit a number of countries in which there was violent political conflict, one of which was Ireland. He wrote that he had not expected to find Belfast so normal and inviting, forgetting of course to examine how much energy, time and money had gone into ensuring that the violence was corralled into a number of working class areas. He refers specifically to the fact that the news reports and photos he was used to in the US had completely distorted his expectations. It was, he said, as if you invited a photographer into your house but only let them photograph the wardrobe in the teenager’s bedroom.

I don’t normally quote right-wing commentators, but I thought of O’Rourke when I saw the footage over the Twelfth of July of the rioting in Ardoyne, North Belfast.

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Guest Post: Rolston on Ardoyne Riots

Transitional Justice Institute-Summer School 2010

Summer School on Transitional Justice 2010

Gender, Conflict and Transition

7-11 June 2010, Magee campus

The Transitional Justice Institute is pleased to announce its 3rd annual Summer School on Transitional Justice: Gender, Conflict and Transition.

The Summer School will be held from 7-11th June 2010 at the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster. The Summer School is a week long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions which this year will address the theme of gender and transitional justice.

The summer school is open to anyone with an interest in Transitional Justice. Previous courses have attracted participants from a wide range of international and non-governmental organisations, as well as from universities and government Ministries. These have included participants from Amnesty International; the United Nations, and the OSCE, as well as students from a range of European universities and participants from locally based NGOs such as the Citizens Advice Bureau. This range of participants contributes significantly to the calibre of debate at the summer school, as the wide range of experience and perspective represented pushes the boundaries of received knowledge. Continue reading “Transitional Justice Institute-Summer School 2010”

Transitional Justice Institute-Summer School 2010