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Black Moon
Dec
7
12:00 AM00:00
6th

Black Moon

£3 Entry - Pay at the door

£1 Entry - Parents and carers



Black Moon is a series of events with a monthly club for adults with learning disabilities in Belfast at the Black Box, Omagh at the Strule Arts Centre, Enniskillen at the Bush Bar and at the Alley Theatre in Strabane. 

You will be met by our regular meeters and greeters who will take your entry fee and then you will come into the main room where regular resident DJs including Twister & Watson will be playing all your favourite tunes to dance to.

Doors are 7pm to 10pm and it is £3 entry (£1 for parents and carers)

Black Moon is an inclusive event. Over 18s only. Please drink responsibly.


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Hillsborough
Dec
6
to Dec 7
6th

Hillsborough



Hillsborough is an in-depth, moving account of Britain’s worst sporting disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised.

Beginning with that fateful day, April 15th 1989, the film details the horror of the tragedy, told through the experiences of those directly involved: fans, survivors, family members and police officers. Many speak publicly for the first time.

It captures the horror of the crush on the terraces, revealing the prejudices held by the police towards football fans. It exposes the police commanders’ abject failure in leadership as the tragedy unfolded, and their deceit and determination to deflect responsibility for their failures in crowd management onto those who survived.

Hillsborough exposes the lack of dignity shown to bereaved families as they arrived in Sheffield to identify their loved ones. It reveals the impact of the orchestrated vilification of fans in the media and, as a consequence, their public condemnation. Interviewing those involved, it recounts the 27 year campaign for justice fought on behalf of the 96 who died.

Initially the film was to have been shown in 2014 but an embargo was placed on films and books about the disaster by the coroner, Sir John Goldring. The powerful documentary has been edited, with a new ending to reflect the events of the past few weeks after the verdicts.

Professor Phil Scraton, QUB, explains 'Hillsborough traces the ground-breaking fight for justice by the families of the 96 men, women and children and those who survived from their experiences on the day through to the momentous inquest verdict in April 2016. I have been privileged to have worked with them throughout their 27 year journey, writing Hillsborough: The Truth, the Independent Panel's game-changing report and throughout the inquests. This EMMY nominated film, without commentary and using contemporaneous media coverage, tells Hillsborough's story through the experiences of those directly involved. It is a remarkable achievement.'

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Daniel Gordon (Producer/Director, Hillsborough) and Professor Phil Scraton PhD, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast (Factual Consultant, Hillsborough; Author, Hillsborough: The Truth; and Lead Author, the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report).



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Trial and Error - Securing Rights for Victims and Defendants
Dec
6
9:00 PM21:00
6th

Trial and Error - Securing Rights for Victims and Defendants

  • Inn of Court, The Royal Courts of Justice (map)
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Free

Registration is required: RSVP events@barlibrary.com



The pursuit of justice presents unique challenges within the trial process, in ensuring and protecting the rights of both victims and defendants. 

Drawing on perspectives from the criminal justice system, this event explores conflicting interests within the context of the Human Rights Act, highlighting opportunities for improvement.

Come and hear from a variety of speakers, meet likeminded passionate professionals and learn more about the work of criminal lawyers and the application of the HRA 1998 in Northern Ireland. The Bar of Northern Ireland offers the perfect opportunity for the sector to come together to celebrate, support and evaluation human rights in our community.

We have arranged a line-up of knowledgeable speakers who will share their experiences and stories with the goal of empowering attendees and sharing a unique insight into the workings of courtrooms.

What can you expect?
Context
•    A unique insight in the HRA 1998 from a judge, prosecution barrister and defence barrister, with an opportunity for Q and A
•    A keynote
Connections
•    Breakout debate sessions
•    Drinks Reception

Spaces are limited, so RSVP via events@barlibrary.com

Please note security access arrangements in place on entry to Royal Courts of Justice.




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BREXIT - What Does It Mean For Children's Rights?
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00
6th

BREXIT - What Does It Mean For Children's Rights?

Free

Registration is required: RSVP reception@childrenslawcentre.org 


BREXIT - What does it mean for Childrens Rights?

Organised by the Children’s Law Centre and
The Centre for Children’s Rights, QUB

The EU interfaces in very many areas of children’s lives from child protection to toy safety to the ability of children to accessing life-saving services in the South of Ireland. BREXIT will therefore have significant implications for children in both jurisdictions on this island.  Despite this inter-relationship the impact of BREXIT on children did not feature in the debate in advance of the BREXIT vote nor it would appear from public reporting, have the implications for children been high on the agenda post 23rd June.  Further young people under 18 were denied a vote in a decision which arguably has more significance for them than any other sector of our populations.  The silence in the public domain about the implications of BREXIT for children would suggest that, to date, the implications are not to the fore in the framing of any negotiations.  In that context BREXIT raises serious concerns and challenges for all those who work with and for children; namely how we can ensure children’s rights protections are maintained and not undermined in any post BREXIT arrangements.  

We need to fully understand the relationship between children’s rights and the EU before we can ensure any BREXIT process does not impact negatively on children and their families. This seminar will examine that relationship and the challenges BREXIT presents to those working with and for children, to ensure that what happens next protects the rights of all our children.  It will also explore what needs to be done in each of the three jurisdictions to protect children’s rights in any BREXIT negotiations.
Presentations and Speakers

“BREXIT Costs: Assessing the Potential Implications for Children”
Professor Helen Stalford, Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool and Director of the European Children’s Rights Unit 

“BREXIT: The implications for legislation in Northern Ireland” 
Claire Archbold, Deputy Departmental Solicitor, Departmental Solicitor’s Office, Department of Finance 

“BREXIT: Implications for Children, a Southern perspective”
Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance
 
As places for this event are limited and the event is likely to be oversubscribed please register in advance with reception@childrenslawcentre.org or Tel: 02890245704

Places will be allocated on a first come basis.



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Tech for Human Rights
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00
6th

Tech for Human Rights

  • Room: BA-02-004 Ulster University (map)
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Free

Room: BA-02-004


Join Amnesty International and the Innovation Peace Lab (InPeaceLab) for an innovative and interactive session exploring how technology can be used to boost human rights research and campaigning at home and abroad.

Speakers will include:

Patrick Corrigan - Amnesty International NI

Professor Brandon Hamber, Director of the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at Ulster University

John Peto, Innovation Peace Lab


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Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Workplace
Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00
6th

Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Workplace

Free

Registration is required: RSVP tony.gallagher@ictuni.org or phone 028 90 247 940


In this seminar keynote speakers will examine the impact of domestic and sexual violence on the workplace and will present ideas for good practice in terms of policy at both a government and workplace level.

Speakers will include:

Rhian Bowen-Davies, Wales National Adviser on Violence Against Women (TBC)

Jan Melia, Women's Aid Federation NI

Cara Cash, NEXUS NI

Registration is required: RSVP tony.gallagher@ictuni.org or phone 028 90 247 940


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