NI: #InPictures: Human rights experts reflect on Northern Ireland’s future at QUB conference

NI: #InPictures: Human rights experts reflect on Northern Ireland's future at QUB conference

Experts in human rights reflected on the future of human rights in Northern Ireland at a Queen’s University Belfast conference marking the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.

Yesterday’s conference heard keynotes from civil rights activist, writer and solicitor Michael Farrell, who was a founding member of People’s Democracy, and Professor Conor Gearty, professor of human rights law at the London School of Economics.

The “Human Rights Futures: The Agenda for the next 50 years” conference also involved panel discussions with participants involved in the civil rights movement in 1968 about the future of human rights in Northern Ireland, and contributions from local human rights activists about the current situation.

Pictured above, in the front row, are participants Eileen Weir; Professor Colin Harvey, QUB School of Law; Linda Ervine; Eamonn McCann; Daniel Holder, Committee on the Administration of Justice; and Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International.

In the back row are Professor John Brewer, QUB; Michael Farrell; Professor Paul Arthur, Ulster University; Cllr Tim Attwood, SDLP; Paddy Kelly, Children’s Law Centre; and Justin Kouame, NICRAS.

The event was organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at QUB and the Civil Rights Commemoration Committee.

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