Human Rights Consortium report: Rights at Risk – Brexit, Human Rights and Northern Ireland

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‘EU and EEA migrants living in Northern Ireland are facing high levels of fear and uncertainty around their status and rights in the aftermath of Brexit’.

This is according to the January 2018 report (pdf) from the Human Rights Consortium on the human rights implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland.

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QPol: Northern Ireland and Rigorous Impartiality – Untangling a Constitutional Mess

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Rigorous impartiality is vital to peace in Northern Ireland. And a Conservative-DUP deal risks “the careful work of decades of peace-building.”

In a June 2017 article for QPol, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast looks at the potential impact of a DUP-Conservative deal on the Northern Ireland peace process.

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Oxford Human Rights Hub: What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

Human rights are central to the Good Friday Agreement. And Northern Ireland has learned through hard experience “that complacency on rights and equality is not an option.”

In a June 2017 article for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast explores the state of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland.

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Fawcett Society: Letter to Theresa May on the DUP and Abortion Rights

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‘We urge you – do not allow the clock to be turned back on women’s rights, and do not turn your back on the women of Northern Ireland.’

The Fawcett Society, with other women’s organisations, has issued an open letter to the Prime Minister on abortion rights.

This June 2017 letter has been prompted by the General Election results, itself prompted by upcoming Brexit negotiations and news that Theresa May is seeking to strike a deal with the DUP, a party that opposes abortion.

Read the full letter.