Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society

06 June 2019

  #BrexitDevo Recently, the Human Rights Consortium hosted a Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society Conference with Wales Council for Voluntary Action, the Human Rights Consortium Scotland and The Legal Education Foundation. This conference was a two-day event that provided a unique opportunity for civil society organisations from across the four regions of the UK to reflect on the impact […]

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Manifesto Watch – European Elections 2019

22 May 2019

Only a few weeks after our Local Elections and we are now approaching the European Parliament Elections 2019. The Human Rights Consortium has looked at the manifesto pledges and Brexit policies of the 11 candidates who have put themselves forward for election across Northern Ireland. This resource will highlight several issues related to human rights and […]

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Rights after Brexit

16 April 2019

Rights after Brexit The Human Rights Consortium has submitted Evidence to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee inquiry into Rights after Brexit. The inquiry seeks to examine the future framework for and potential risks to rights after Brexit. The Consortium in its submission directly addressed the inquiries call for evidence on the impact of the […]

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Rights After Brexit


07 March 2019

The Consortium is currently recruiting for the following position: Human Rights Officer (Campaigns and Membership) (Maternity Cover) Secondments Welcomed £28,221 (pensionable) Fixed-term from May – November 2019 Join our campaign to strengthen Human Rights in Northern Ireland The Human Rights Consortium is cross-community coalition of over 160 community groups, NGOs and trade unions working to […]

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A ‘No Deal Brexit’ threatens rights

07 February 2019

With only a few short weeks until the 29 March, the official date when the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, the prospect of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ is danger of becoming a reality. A reality that would have dire consequences from the perspective of rights protection. Following its failure to get support from Parliament for the […]

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Members Update

International Human Rights Day – Letter

10 December 2018

Today, International Human Rights Day, marks 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at the United Nations on 10th December 1948. The preamble of the UDHR begins by stating that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family […]

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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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Submission to Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty

26 September 2018

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Mr Philip Alston, will visit the UK (including Northern Ireland) from 6-16 November 2018. In advance of this visit he has asked for groups to send written submissions on a range of rights issues linked to extreme poverty in the UK. The Consortium submission, which can be accessed […]

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Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

08 June 2018

Today the Human Rights Consortium sent our submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in advance of the pre-sessional working group in July. During this meeting the committee will develop a list of issues for the United Kingdom to respond to in advance of the review of the UK by […]

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The Agreement at 20

10 April 2018

(This personal reflection is a cross posted article from the Irish News and RightsNI) 20 years ago today I sat with friends in our student accommodation in Belfast and watched as politicians emerged to announce the new peace deal that was the Good Friday Agreement. We were all students at Queens, had grown up in the […]

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