May 2017

A Rights Based Northern Ireland – Election 2017

23 May 2017

The Human Rights Consortium has presented a series of challenges to parties and candidates running in the 2017 Westminster elections in Northern Ireland. ‘A Rights Based Northern Ireland’ is an outline of the human rights and equality priorities the Consortium believes that political parties should be pursuing in order to make Northern Ireland a more human rights based society. […]

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Conference: “Brexit: Charting a Way Forward – A Civil Society Dialogue”

12 May 2017

The EU draft guidelines on the forthcoming EU-UK negotiations make it clear that the EU is open to finding ‘flexible and imaginative solutions’ which reflect the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland. The potential threat that Brexit represents to rights and equalities, the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, the border and the economy in Northern Ireland have been […]

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The UPR Examination of the UK – 4 May 2017

05 May 2017

On Thursday 4 May the UK had to defend its human rights record before other Member States of the UN. The UK was grilled on a diverse range of issues including plans to replace the Human Rights Act 1998, racism and hate crimes, corporal punishment and violence against women and girls. What is the UPR? […]

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