Category - northern ireland

  • August 9, 2013

    Amnesty has joined bereaved families in calling for an independent public inquiry into the circumstances of the Omagh bomb and subsequent investigative failures.

  • April 29, 2013

    Amnesty International has warned of a likely legal challenge if Northern Ireland is left as the only part of the UK without marriage rights for same-sex couples.

  • February 6, 2013

    Amnesty has called on former residents of Magdalene Laundry-type institutions in Northern Ireland to report their experiences to the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

  • July 12, 2012

    The 'Keep Marriage Special' campaign has attracted publicity with claims that the legalisation of same-sex marriage could lead to incest and illegal immigration. A look at the groups and individuals behind the campaign suggests that gay and bisexual people are not the only targets of their hostility, suggests Symon Hill.

  • July 1, 2012

    We can only guess what was going through the minds of Martin McGuiness and Elizabeth Windsor as they shook hands in Belfast last week. Several commentators recognised the symbolism of a painful process of reconciliation. Lessons from Northern Ireland about the futility of violence need to be applied in other parts of the world, and in other areas of life.

  • May 31, 2012

    Human rights campaigners in Northern Ireland have welcomed the announcement of details of the visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland next month.

  • May 4, 2012

    People in Northern Ireland are caught between the impact of the recession and a programme of austerity and welfare reform, according to new research published on 2 May.

  • November 28, 2011

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has urged that realistic lessons be learned from Northern Ireland’s religiously divided education system.

  • August 5, 2011

    The prospects of settlements in some of the most intractable situations in the world today, as well as in domestic political wrangles over the health service, education and more, depend upon a host of unseen actors, says Simon Barrow. They create the conditions for the more formal political mechanisms to make progress.

  • May 15, 2011

    Some religious leaders see Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Ireland this week as a sign of reconciliation following centuries of sectarian hatred and violence.