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Strengthening Civil Society Impact on Westminster in the Years Ahead – Cardiff Conference

19 April 2024

In March, over 90 civil society leaders from across the United Kingdom convened in Cardiff for the third 4 Nations Civil Society Conference. Organised by the Welsh Consortium for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and Wales Governance Centre in partnership with the Civil Society Alliance (CSA) and the Human Rights Consortiums in Northern Ireland and Scotland, the conference […]

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The Windsor Framework: the Good, the Bad and the Untested

29 September 2023

The Windsor Framework, and the Protocol that came before it, were developed and negotiated between the EU and the UK to manage the new regulatory framework in Northern Ireland resulting from the UK’s exit from the EU, while maintaining the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement commitments to cross-border cooperation and to maintaining the Common Travel Area between […]

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NIHRC FUNDING WELCOME BUT GOVT ATTITUDES TO HUMAN RIGHTS NEED TO CHANGE

19 September 2023

The Human Rights Consortium has welcomed the publication of the report by the Independent Review of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission which has highlighted the serious underfunding of the Commission and highlighted the need to provide a sufficient base line budget for its work. Kevin Hanratty, Director of the Human Rights Consortium a civil […]

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Human Rights and the Illegal Bill on Migration – Watch It Back

03 July 2023

On Friday the 23rd of June, to round off a week of events held across civil society for Refugee Week 2023, the Human Rights Consortium held an event on the so-called Illegal Migration Bill – which we’ve dubbed the Illegal Bill on Migration – alongside our colleagues in the Public Interest Litigation Support (PILS) Project […]

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Lessons from Scotland and Wales: Incorporating international human rights standards in Northern Ireland

03 July 2023

Lessons from Scotland and Wales:   Incorporating international human rights standards in Northern Ireland  The Human Rights Consortium recently held an online conference which brought together academics and civil society representatives to explore the advances made in Scotland and Wales to incorporate international human rights treaties and standards into domestic law and what the lessons could […]

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Volunteering Opportunities

30 June 2023

We are currently seeking three volunteers to work on two distinct projects – our Human Rights Membership Database and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival 2023!   Human Rights Membership Database We are looking for a volunteer to assist in updating the Human Rights Consortium membership database. This volunteer will gain experience in communications and […]

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Recruitment : Administration and Finance Officer

12 June 2023

The Human Rights Consortium wishes to recruit for the following position: Administration and Finance Officer (F/T 35 HRS per week) £25,874 to £27,852 per annum pensionable. Contracted to 31st Dec 2024 with possibility of extension. The Job Description, Person Specification, Application form and Monitoring Form for this post are available to download below. Closing date […]

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Illegal Migration Bill – Joint Briefing

29 March 2023

The Human Rights Consortium and the Public Interest Litigation Support (PILS) Project have published a joint briefing on the Illegal Migration Bill condemning it as “immoral, unworkable and  – as identified in its title – illegal”. The Bill would remove the ability to claim asylum for those who enter the UK “irregularly”, fundamentally breaching the […]

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‘5 Tests’ for the Protocol Deal – Press Release

27 February 2023

The Brexit and Human Rights Working Group, convened and chaired by the Human Rights Consortium, has released their ‘5 Tests’ for the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol Deal, focusing on the key commitments on rights and equality protections contained within the Protocol. A fair Protocol deal to protect human rights must: Make no changes to Article 2 […]

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NI Civil Society Joint submission to UN Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee

23 February 2023

The Human Rights Consortium has worked collaboratively with a number of our member-organisations to develop a joint civil society parallel report to the United Nations in advance of the review of the United Kingdom under the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in 2023.   A range of Northern Ireland civil society […]

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