European ministers give UK final deadline for addressing legacy cases

The body overseeing implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given the UK government a final deadline by which it must provide details of its proposals to deal with the legacy of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Published 7 September 2020

Webinar links 'legal struggles for justice' in Ireland, Palestine and Venezuela

Lawyers and activists using the courts to grapple with the legacy of colonialism and violence in Ireland, Palestine and Venezuela can learn from each other, human rights experts have said.

Published 5 August 2020

Introduction of police powers before Black Lives Matter protests 'purely coincidental'

The introduction of police powers used to fine dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters just hours before the protests began was "purely coincidental", ministers have said.

Published 17 June 2020

Legal experts warn latest legacy proposals incompatible with human rights laws

Proposals to limit legacy investigations in order to protect former British soldiers from "vexatious claims" are incompatible with the UK's human rights obligations, a new report has warned.

Published 9 April 2020

Una Boyd named chair of Immigration Practitioners' Group

Belfast solicitor Una Boyd has been named chair of the Law Society of Northern Ireland's Immigration Practitioners' Group (IPG).

Published 13 March 2020

Human rights group submits complaint against Translink over cross-border passport checks

A Belfast-based human rights organisation has submitted a complaint against Translink for breaching its equality requirements by failing to consider the impact of facilitating passport checks on its cross-border services.

Published 16 September 2019

Council of Europe shares 'serious concerns' over delays in legacy investigations

The Council of Europe has reiterated its "serious concerns" about the delays in establishing the Historical Investigations Unit and other legacy institutions dealing with deaths during the Troubles.

Published 15 March 2019