Northern Ireland: Civil society groups brief Biden Transition Team on Brexit threat to human rights and equality

19 November 2020

Briefing note for the Biden-Harris Transition Team: Brexit and the protection of the Good Friday Agreement, human rights and equality laws in Northern Ireland Representatives of civic society groups from across the island of Ireland welcome the President-elect’s continued support for the Good Friday Agreement, most recently reaffirmed in his congratulatory calls with An Taoiseach […]

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Economic and Social Rights in Northern Ireland: Models of Enforceability

04 November 2020

  The Human Rights Consortium has today launched a report entitled Economic and Social Rights in Northern Ireland: Models of Enforceability. The report, commissioned by the Consortium and authored by a team of academics lead by the Human Rights Centre at Queens University Belfast seeks to explore a spectrum of models for enforcement of Economic and […]

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Civil Society – IMB jeopardises Agreement

21 September 2020

CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS WARN UK GOVERNMENT NOT TO THREATEN GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT THROUGH INTERNAL MARKET BILL Representatives from a wide range of civil society groups met with officials from the UK Government on Friday (18th September) and registered our strong protest at the terms of the Internal Market Bill which directly breaches  the Ireland/Northern Ireland […]

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Internal Market Bill – Briefing Note

10 September 2020

The UK Government has now published its United Kingdom Internal Market Bill amidst massive public, political and civil society reaction in the wake of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis admitting that the Bill would allow the UK to break from International Law. ‘yes, this does break international law in a very specific […]

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Under the Radar

19 August 2020

UNDER THE RADAR: Key concerns with recent UK Govt Brexit consultations With the end of the Transition Period fast-approaching (31 December 2020) the UK government in recent weeks has moved to advance a number of important public consultations on Brexit related issues that it clearly wishes to see resolved before the end of the transition period. […]

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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 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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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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