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The Human Rights Centre supports a lively seminar series across the academic year. For semester 1 of 2020-202, we are delighted to welcome a range of academics, lawyers and NGO practitioners as speakers. A full schedule of activities will be available soon. Given the current context of Covid-19, all seminars will be hosted online, via MicrosoftTeams. We look forward to seeing you there.

Past Events

In the Spring of 2020, the Human Rights Centre hosted a series of 'All Island Conversations on Human Rights and Covid-19'. Speakers and topics were:

'Emergency Powers'. Prof. Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Professor of Law, Queen's University Belfast; Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society, University of Minnesota Law School; and UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and Liam Herrick, Irish Council for Civil Liberties. 28 April 2020.

'Managing the Dead and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Ethics, Rights and Regulation'. Prof. Heather Conway and Prof. Anne-Maree Farrell, Queen's University Belfast. 6 May 2020.

'Gender, Human Rights and Covid-19'. Dr. Catherine O'Rourke, Transitional Justice, Ulster University and Prof. Siobhan Mullally, NUI Galway. 14 May 2020.

 The seminar series was recorded and if you were not able to join us at the time, please feel free to view them on our YouTube Playlist. Sharing on social media is welcomed and much appreciated. 


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