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Tory Gillespie: Baby Madness is a Real Disease + Support
Dec
8
1:00 AM01:00
7th

Tory Gillespie: Baby Madness is a Real Disease + Support

Tickets

£7  (Also available on the door)

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Tory Gillespie is always trying to right society's wrongs through the medium of comedy.

After her sell-out show 'Ulster Loves Me', she returns with 'Baby Madness is a Real Disease', a comprehensive look at fertility, family, and the radical idea that a women's uterus is her own business!

Plus support.



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Detaining Human Rights
Dec
7
to Dec 8
7th

Detaining Human Rights

Free



Each year over 30,000 people, including children, are locked up in prison like conditions without a time limit, lack of judicial oversight, inadequate access to legal advice & poor healthcare. Their crime: being migrants or asylum seekers. The UK government spends £37,000 a year, per head and last year alone 15 million pounds was paid out in compensation to those detained unlawfully. Who is benefitting from this?

The detention estate has become a lucrative business for private companies such as G4S, Serco, Mitie, and GEO, who profit from the imprisonment of these people. Detention centre are rarely discussed in the media or on the street, with the Home Office, ignoring its own guidelines, consistently detaining pregnant women, children, or survivors of torture.

The issue is closer to home than many may think with Larne’s short holding facility a short distance away. This event will expose detention; its effects and its failures. But it will also give you the opportunity to be part of the movement that wants change. Thousands of people will continue to be detained unless we take action. 


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Michael Mansfield - A Radical Lawyer
Dec
7
to Dec 9
7th

Michael Mansfield - A Radical Lawyer

  • Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


A keynote address by the eminent British Barrister Michael Mansfield QC followed by an intimate Q&A session facilitated by BBC journalist William Crawley.

Michael Mansfield is perhaps the definitive example of British Human Rights Lawyer. He has dedicated his life to challenging injustice and serious breaches of human rights at home and abroad. Having being involved in notable landmark human rights cases representing clients such as the Guildford Four, Birmingham Six, Bloody Sunday families, the Hillsborough Disaster families, the family of Stephen Lawrence, Jean Charles de Menzes and many others.

In this talk he will share his experience of challenging human rights abuses and injustice across a legal career that has spanned over forty years and has mirrored some of the most challenging periods of recent British and Irish History, from the troubles in Northern Ireland to more recent counter terrorism across the UK. Looking forward Michael will also share his thoughts on the challenges that remain for dealing with the past and the unfinished legacy investigations of the troubles in Northern Ireland as well as his views on wider UK legal debates such as current threats to the Human Rights Act and the challenges that the Brexit process may present for the defence of human rights. 


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Silence of Suicide: Networking Initiative
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00
7th

Silence of Suicide: Networking Initiative

  • Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free

Register your place using the link below:

https://getinvited.to/humanrightsconsortium/silence-of-suicide-networking-initiative/



Silence of Suicide, along with Suicide Awareness and Support Group invite you to their networking initiative.

Join Michael Mansfield QC and Yvette Greenway, along with those from Belfast's Suicide Awareness and Support Group at this free event.

However you've been touched by suicide, whether you want to speak or listen, this is a fantastic platform for you to say how you feel, tell your story, and hopefully create a new network of support for yourself.

It gives those affected by suicide in any way the chance to contribute in any way they feel comfortable, without fear of judgement.

Everyone is encouraged to speak, whilst listening to others.

http://www.sossilenceofsuicide.org/


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Polarising the Polls: What polling can tell us about attitudes to abortion
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30
7th

Polarising the Polls: What polling can tell us about attitudes to abortion

Free



 A one hour session hosted by Amnesty International on the changing political opinions of the Assembly and the public in relation to abortion reform, giving an in-depth insight into Amnesty’s 2016 polling on the subject.

It will include addressing trends in attitudes to abortion, specifically respondents with political affiliations.

Followed by a Q&A with the audience.


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The Role of the Ombudsman's Office - Achievement and Challenges
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30
7th

The Role of the Ombudsman's Office - Achievement and Challenges

  • Ulster University, Room BA-03-019 Board Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free



Room: BA-03-019 Board Room

The Office of the Police Ombudsman in Northern Ireland has been in operation for over 15 years and has been described as the "gold standard" of police accountability. 

In 2011 the Office was the subject of a series of critical reports questioning its independence from the police. 

It will examine the on-going challenges of delivering a robust police complaints system in Northern Ireland including funding, accessing information and the difficulties of dealing with the past.



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Abortion Pills: A Return to Backstreet Solutions?
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00
7th

Abortion Pills: A Return to Backstreet Solutions?

Free


Alliance for Choice and Belfast Feminist Network host a panel discussion on how women in NI are turning to abortion pills ordered online as a solution to lack of access to legal abortions. This is not only a criminal offence here in NI but would also be against the law in Great Britain as it falls outside the requirements of the 1967 Act.

Does the reality of women's ability to self-administer abortion medications safely make the law in all parts of the UK obsolete?

Does this make the decriminalisation of abortion the only viable option with a need for regulation of these medications within a sexual, reproductive and human rights framework?



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