Rights for Everyone

  • O'Connell, R. (Participant)
  • Smith, A. (Participant)
  • Kevin Hanratty (Participant)
  • Vladislava Stoyanova (Participant)
  • Kane, G. (Participant)
  • Mackel, C. (Participant)
  • Nuala Toman (Participant)
  • Elaine Crory (Participant)
  • Alan Brecknell (Participant)

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On 18 June the Transitional Justice Institute and Human Rights Consortium organised a one-day workshop for civil society, policy-makers and academics reflecting on the current state of human rights protection, and in particular the role of positive obligations in the protection of human rights. The workshop was attended by 25-30 participants.The video for this is now on the TJI youtube channel (filmed by Alan Meban).
The event was organised by the Transitional Justice Institute (Prof Rory O'Connell and Dr anne Smith) and Human Rights Consortium (Kevin Hanratty) and supported by the AHRC Impact Accelerator Account at Ulster.

Welcome 10.30 Prof Rory O’Connell (Ulster)

10.45-11.30 Keynote
Chair: Dr Gillian Kane (Ulster)
Dr Vladislava Stoyanova (Lund) Positive Obligations and the European Convention on Human Rights

11.30-13.00 Panel One
Chair: Prof Rory O’Connell
Nuala Toman (Disability Action). Positive obligations and disability
Dr Gillian Kane (Ulster). Identifying and Protecting Trafficked Persons in the UK and Ireland: A Role for Article 4 ECHR
Caitriona Mackel (Ulster). Affirmative Action and Housing Inequality in Northern Ireland

Panel Two
Chair: Dr Anne Smith
Alan Brecknell (Pat Finance Centre), The role of Article 2 ECHR and the NI conflict
Elaine Crory (Women’s Resource and Development Agency) Women’s Rights and Positive Obligations
Prof Rory O’Connell (Ulster University), Positive Obligations and Effective Political Democracy
15.30-16.00  Closing remarks
Kevin Hanratty (Human Rights Consortium)
Period18 Jun 2024
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBelfastShow on map