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Polling shows public demand stronger rights protections following Covid-19

23 June 2021

The Human Rights Consortium in collaboration by Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast have published new public polling that has found significant cross-community support for the inclusion of a range of rights in a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. The polling demonstrates that societal factors such as Brexit, conversations concerning the future of Northern Ireland […]

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Survey finds 80% support Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

01 April 2021

The Human Rights Consortium welcomes new findings from the Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights consultation survey that 80% of respondents believe that a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland is “important or very important,”. The survey was carried out between November 2020 and February 2021 to explore and understand how people today feel about the creation of the Bill of Rights […]

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Work at the Consortium – Job Opportunities

19 March 2021

The Human Rights Consortium is currently recruiting for two new staff posts to complement our existing staff team and help enhance our work to protect and advance human rights in Northern Ireland. Details of the two positions are available below and specific job descriptions, person specifications and application forms are available to download via the link at the […]

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TCA and Rights – HRC Briefing Paper

15 March 2021

After a very protracted process the EU and UK finally agreed to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on Christmas Eve 2020. The TCA document itself runs to over 1,200 pages and contains many important elements that relate to the future UK approach to human rights. To distil some of these elements the Consortium has […]

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Response to the review of the Human Rights Act

05 March 2021

The Human Rights Consortium has made a submission to the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR) set up by the UK Government. The Consortium has very serious concerns about the Government’s intention in triggering a review of the Human Rights Act. t In various approaches since 2010 the Government have been attempting to remove the Human […]

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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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Brexit teething problems or cause to invoke article 16?

18 February 2021

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the UK clearly helped to avoid the chaos anticipated by a No Deal Brexit that would have created extensive trade barriers and tariffs between the two trading zones. But as the agreement was reached so close to the end of the transition period, there are also […]

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Job Opportunities

04 February 2021

The Human Rights Consortium is currently recruiting for two new staff posts to complement our existing staff team and help enhance our work to protect and advance human rights in Northern Ireland. Details of the two positions are available below and specific job descriptions, person specifications and application forms are available to download at the bottom […]

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Volunteer Opportunity

02 February 2021

We are currently seeking 4 volunteers to work remotely on two distinct projects – our Human Rights News Roundup and our Human Rights Impact Database. Human Rights News Roundup – 2 x Volunteers (Feb – July 2021)  The Consortium are seeking two volunteers to work remotely on its Human Rights News Round Up project. The […]

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Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival 2020

07 December 2020

This year’s festival will run from the 7th –11th December and continues to offer a wide variety of more than 30 FREE online events and on-demand content focussed on different aspects of human rights from home and abroad. 2020 has been an unbelievably challenging year for everyone across the world. The Covid-19 global pandemic has created a massive public health emergency, […]

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