New Report: Reparations for those Bereaved during the Troubles
Our final report from the RRV project reflects on the plight of those bereaved during the Troubles.
QUB HRC Response to the UK Government Consultation on Human Rights Act Reform
Response to the Ministry of Justice’s Consultation Paper on Human Rights Act Reform
Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland Under the Protocol: A Practical Guide
The guide has been published by Social Change Initiative in collaboration with the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University Belfast and the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan.
Human Trafficking Research Network Report
In February 2021, members of the Human Trafficking Research Network (part of the Human Rights Centre) submitted a report to the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children. The report was compiled in response to a call for input for the report (to the UN Human Rights Council) on the implementation of the non-punishment principle. The report was produced by HTRN-affiliate members: John Trajer (PhD candidate, EUI), Sarah Craig (Lecturer, QUB), Marta Minetti (PhD candidate, QMUL) and Gillian Kane (PhD candidate, QUB).
QUB Human Rights Centre Response to the Ecocide Expert Panel (link)
Consultation, Killean, R., McDermott, M-C., Rodgers, S. & McErlean, K., Feb 2021
QUB HRC Modern Slavery Submission
In January 2021 students and staff affiliated with the School of Law and Human Rights Centre submitted a report to the Northern Ireland Department of Justice’s ‘Consultation on Tackling Modern Slavery’. The aim of the consultation was to engage stakeholders in building a strategy for Northern Ireland to eradicate modern slavery through a collaborative partnership between law enforcement agencies, front line professionals and the general public to raise awareness of human trafficking and slavery-like offences, support victims, and bring offenders to justice.
‘In light of the inclusion of the amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill in England and Wales, and the increased prevalence of the use of the ‘Rough Sex’ defence, the time is right to have a discussion about the law as it stands in Northern Ireland. We seek your views on whether a change to the law is required and, if so: what the change should be; and whether you think there is a need for a parallel programme of education to address this type of offending at the outset’.
In response to these specific questions, the student-led HRC submission exploresthe complexities of this area of law and situates them within social and cultural narratives around sexual violence, ultimately proposing legislative changes coupled with robust sex education. This submission was led by students (Justyna Granacka, Daniel Watson, Rebecca Poots, Meghan Hoyt, Alannah Faulkner, Emer Smyth, Laura Martin Rosemary Cowan, Alexandra Cook, Cameron Chisim, Sara Racicot, Timothy Carson, Antonia Boorman, Nicolas Saddler), and supported by Law School staff (Dr Eithne Dowds, Ms. Sarah Craig, Dr Elizabeth Agnew).
Amicus Curiae Submission on Reparations by Queen’s University Human Rights Centre to International Court of Justice in DRC v Uganda case
Moffett, L., O'Hagan, C. & Gilmore, S., 03 May 2019, QUB Human Rights Centre. 59 p.
Submission by QUB Human Rights Centre on reparations issues pursuant to Article 75 of the Statute
Moffett, L., Killean, R., Brunger, Y., Dowds, E., Dempster, L., Schwarz, K. & Gilmore, S., 17 October 2016, QUB Human Rights Centre. 49 p.
Queen's University Belfast Human Rights Centre and the Redress Trust observations pursuant to Article 75(3) of the Statute and Rule 103 of the Rules (link)
Moffett, L., Killean, R., Smith, C., Verdirame, C., McGrath, F., Fox, D., Marsland, R. & Angelo Evasco, L., 2 December 2016, QUB Human Rights Centre. 47 p.
Queen's University Belfast Human Rights Centre Response to the ECCC Office of the Co-Investigating Judges' 'Call for Submissions by the Parties in Cases 003 and 004 and Call for Amicus Curiae Briefs' (link)
Killean, R., Moffett, L., Kramer, A. & Dowds, E., 16 May 2016, QUB Human Rights Centre. 9 p.