Northern Ireland

New Abortion Legislation in Northern Ireland

New Abortion Legislation in Northern Ireland

Abortion became decriminalised in Northern Ireland on 21st October 2019, with regulations setting out abortion ...
Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

In times of crisis, the protection of human rights is fundamental. Covid-19 presents unprecedented challenges for ...
Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

After decades of campaigning, parliamentary debates, court cases, national and international inquiries abortion ...
The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulation 2020

The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulation 2020

On 31 March 2020, The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 came into force. This is a landmark for the ...
A Breakthrough for Language Rights in Northern Ireland

A Breakthrough for Language Rights in Northern Ireland

Following the collapse of the power-sharing coalition led by the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin, Northern ...
Landmark Judgment for Women’s Rights

Landmark Judgment for Women’s Rights

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom concluded on the 7th June 2018 that Northern Ireland's laws on termination ...
The UK Supreme Court Decision on Abortion in Northern Ireland: A Pyrrhic Defeat?

The UK Supreme Court Decision on Abortion in Northern Ireland: A Pyrrhic Defeat?

In the wake of the Irish referendum vote to end the country’s ban on abortion via the repeal of the eighth ...
The View Beyond Brexit: Equality Rights in Northern Ireland After Divorce (with Evelyn Collins)

The View Beyond Brexit: Equality Rights in Northern Ireland After Divorce (with Evelyn Collins)

The EU has played an important role both internationally and domestically in EU member states, in developing and ...
The Impact of Brexit on Human Rights in Northern Ireland (with Colin Harvey)

The Impact of Brexit on Human Rights in Northern Ireland (with Colin Harvey)

On December 8 2017, news broke that the UK has reached a deal with the EU. Theresa May announced that there would ...
High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

On 30 June 2015 the High Court in Belfast ruled [2015] NIQB 59 that the Northern Irish Executive failed its ...
Lee v Ashers Bakery: Cake Now or Cake Later?

Lee v Ashers Bakery: Cake Now or Cake Later?

Northern Ireland delivers a small slice of sweet justice to the gay rights movement, but for some, it leaves a ...
Let Them Buy (Gay) Cake: Anti-Discrimination in Northern Irish Courts

Let Them Buy (Gay) Cake: Anti-Discrimination in Northern Irish Courts

Over the weekend, the same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland dominated headlines around the world. The week ...

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