Events

A Celebration of Maggie McBride – NIHRF 2023

06 December 2023

We at the Consortium formally dedicate the 2023 Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival in memory of our good friend and colleague Maggie McBride and send our best wishes and love to all her friends and family. Maggie McBride was the Administrator at the Human Rights Consortium for over 16 years, from 2006 until her sudden […]

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The Bill of Rights and PUL Women: Now More Than Ever?

24 February 2021

As part of the IWD Festival, join the Consortium and an exciting panel of speakers on Friday 5 March from 19:00-20:00 for a look at what the Bill of Rights means to PUL women.   About this Event The Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, an undelivered element of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, is once again […]

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COVID CONVERSATIONS: Human Rights in a Pandemic

24 July 2020

Join The Human Rights Consortium, The Transitional Justice Institute and The Equality Coalition for a series of webinars examining human rights issues that have been brought into sharp focus by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Right to Childcare: 6 August, 10am Domestic Abuse:  When Home is Not a Safe Space: 13 August, 10am Black Lives Matter: […]

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COVID CONVERSATIONS: Domestic Abuse: When Home is Not a Safe Space

13 July 2020

13 August 2020, 10 am Second in a series of webinars examining human rights issues that have been brought into sharp focus by the COVID-19 pandemic. About this Event Before COVID-19 hit domestic incidents in Northern Ireland were at a 15 year high. The situation has worsened since the enforcement of lockdown. Since 1 April […]

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COVID CONVERSATIONS – The Right to Childcare

06 July 2020

6 August 2020, 10am First in a series of webinars examining human rights issues that have been brought into sharp focus by the COVID-19 pandemic. About this Event Around 350,000 workers in Northern Ireland have dependent children. Of these, around 70% have ‘intensive childcare requirements’.* The Executive has indicated that childcare is a critical priority […]

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NIHRF 2018 Programme Launched!

26 November 2018

The NIHRF has launched its most ambitious programme yet in a year that’s fit to burst with important anniversaries; 100 years since the Representation of the People Act gave some women the right to vote. 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. 50 years since the Northern Ireland […]

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The Good Friday Agreement at 20: Seminar Series

23 March 2018

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. As we reach this milestone, we believe that it is time to not only celebrate the achievement of the Agreement and the role that civic society played, but to reflect on its implementation and consider how its outstanding provisions regarding rights and equality can be […]

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

12 June 2017

Programme available here.  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 […]

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Universal Periodic Review of the UK – Live Stream and Breakfast

07 April 2017

  On 4 May the United Kingdom will be reviewed for compliance with its human rights obligations by the United Nations through a mechanism known as the Universal Periodic Review. This review will be live streamed which will allow groups to get a better insight into how this mechanism operates. The Human Rights Consortium in conjunction […]

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Human Rights and Equality Hustings

14 February 2017

The Consortium and the Equality Coalition will hold a sectoral hustings on 24 February from 10am-12pm in Unison Belfast. The hustings will focus specifically on human rights and equality to allow people to engage with representatives on these issues. We would encourage you to attend this event to highlight the core human rights and equality […]

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