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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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Volunteer Opportunities

04 May 2020

We are currently seeking volunteers to work on our Human Rights News Roundup. Human Rights News Roundup – 2 x Volunteers (May – September 2020)  The Consortium are seeking two volunteers to work remotely on its Human Rights News Round Up project. The Roundup is a collection of the latest human rights related news stories […]

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RIGHTS IN A TIME OF CRISIS

31 March 2020

What the Coronavirus response means for human rights The world is changing before our eyes. The extent of the threat now posed by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to Governments across the world introducing extraordinary measures aimed at protecting the public from possible infection. The UK last week introduced a very unprecedented set of measures […]

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COMMUNITY CALLS FOR STORMONT TO DELIVER BILL OF RIGHTS

24 February 2020

New Assembly committee expected to be set up on Monday Community organisations, charities, trade unions and academics have written to the First and deputy First Minister and other party leaders urging them to ensure that a new Committee established under the New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) agreement is the final stage of agreeing a Bill […]

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HRC Recruitment – Human Rights Officer positions

17 February 2020

  The Human Rights Consortium wish to recruit for the following positions: P/T Human Rights Officer (17.5 HRS a week £12,399 – £14,392 per annum) pensionable. Contracted to March 2022. F/T Human Rights Officer (35 hours a week £24,799 – £28,785 per annum) pensionable. Fixed Term to October 2020 with possibility of extension. The Job […]

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New Decade, New Approach – initial analysis

10 January 2020

Late into the evening of 9 January 2020 – three years after the Executive collapsed – the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Tánaiste presented their proposals for re-establishing our devolved institutions. The New Decade, New Approach document is 62 pages long and is currently being reviewed by the political parties. This is the Consortium’s initial […]

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Human Rights Festival Programme Launched

15 November 2019

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival (NIHRF) has officially launched it’s 2019 programme of events. The Festival, which runs in venues across Belfast and Northern Ireland from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th December is a collaboration of various charities, NGO’s, academics, artists and other organisations who wish to create awareness and support across a range […]

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Brexit, Devolution & Civil Society Conference Report

13 November 2019

In May of this year the Consortium hosted a major conference in Belfast in collaboration with colleagues from the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit and the Civil Society Brexit Project in Scotland. The Brexit and Devolution conference brought NGO colleagues, academics and politicians together from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland to […]

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