Unfinished business: A Bill of Rights for NI

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Ulster University, Magee Campus, Room ML 111

Northland Rd

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Unfinished business: A Bill of Rights for NI

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Over 20 years on, and there is still unfinished business from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. Join this discussion to look at the way forward for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, and be a part of shaping the future. Anne Smith of Ulster University, and Colin Harvey from Queen’s University Belfast will lead a conversation about the role of human rights in the constitutional future of this region.

In 2008, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) delivered advice on a Bill of Rights to the British Government. However this remains an incomplete part of the implementation of the Belfast/Good Friday agreement. People in this society are still waiting for the promised Bill of Rights.

Panellists joining us for the debate include Anne Smith, Senior Lecturer at the Transitional Justice Institute/ School of Law at Ulster University. Anne’s research and teaching interests are in transitional constitutionalism, comparative constitutional law, human rights and equality. Also joining Anne will be Colin Harvey, Professor of Human Rights Law at Queen’s University Belfast and Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Chairing the event is Susan McKay, an author, journalist and broadcaster from Derry now living in Dublin.

Anne and Colin will present recommendations from their 'Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust' research project, which will be followed by discussions with attendees to identify the next steps for the Bill of Rights.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Ulster University, Magee Campus, Room ML 111

Northland Rd

Derry/Londonderry

BT48 7JL

United Kingdom

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