Wednesday 11 December



1. Barnardos: Amplifying Voices project, Dublin

 

barnardos logoBarnardos have been helping a group of children to make their voices heard and exercise their rights on an issue they care about in their local area. Eight young people between the ages of 10 & 14 have been campaigning to get a playground in their area in Tallaght, supported by the Amplifying Voices project in Barnardos. You can watch the short documentary they made about putting their rights into action on 11 December, so check back on that date for a look!

 

 

 

2. MRCI & Justice for the Undocumented: Vigil of Hope, Dublin

 

MRCI 24 Hour Vigil For Hope smMigrant Rights Centre Ireland and Justice for the Undocumented will hold a 24-Hour Vigil of Hope for the Undocumented outside Dáil Eireann on Kildare Street from 9am on Wednesday 11th December to 9am on Thursday 12th, highlighting the urgent need for pathways to citizenship for undocumented migrants living in Ireland and expressing hope for the Irish undocumented in the US.

 

Join us at any time – for 2 minutes or 2 hours! - or tweet your message of support with the hashtag #24h4hope. This is a family-friendly event - contact Dearbhla for more or to register interest. For more information about the Justice for the Undocumented campaign for an Earned Regularisation Scheme, check out our website.

 

 

 

3. Bahai Faith Ireland: Lecture, Dublin

 

Screen shot 2012-12-06 at 12.54.55You are invited to attend a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, 11 December at Trinity College, Dublin  ‘Diplomacy with Iran - Are Human Rights Being Bartered for Other Gains?’ The lecture will be given by Dr Roja Fazaeli and Professor Michael O'Flaherty. The event will be held from 1pm to 2pm in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College - followed by some lunchtime refreshments. Please RSVP by e-mail by Friday 6 December.

 

 

 

 

4. Transitional Justice Institute: Film Screening, Derry

 

NI Human Rights Festival logoTwo events organised by the TJI to mark the Human Rights Festival: The first is a screening of Nostalgia for the Light’ (2012) directed by Patricio Guzman (90 mins). The film will have commentary from Dr Eugene McNamee, Head of Law School, University of Ulster, and Professor Cahal McLaughlin, Professor of Film Studies, Queen's University Belfast.

 

This haunting documentary from one of Chile’s best known filmmakers juxtaposes images from the sophisticated astronomical observatories that track the heavens from Chile’s Atacama desert with the stories of the women who venture out night after night to dig the same desert in a quixotic search for the remains of their missing loved ones.

 

The screening is in Room MD007, University of Ulster, Magee Campus.Tickets are free but This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

 

This event is part of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival - read more about other events on the Festival's website or follow them on their Facebook page.

 

 

 

5. Transitional Justice Institute: Book Launch, Derry

 

Also during the Human Rights Festival, the TJI will launch a book entitled ‘The Politics of Memory: Chile from Pinochet to Bachelet’ By Cath Collins, Katherine Hite and Alfredo Joignant (eds.). There will be panel comments from Dr Kris Brown, University of Ulster, and Roberta Bacic, Curator of Chilean textile art on themes of memory and resistance.

 

The launch takes place 6.45-8.00pm in Room MD008, University of Ulster, Magee Campus.The event is followed by light refreshments. Open to the public, all welcome, but please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

This event is part of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival - read more about other events on the Festival's website or follow them on their Facebook page.

 

 

 6. ICCL: Dinner & Talk on “Putting the ‘Law’ Back in to Human Rights,” Dublin

 

icclICCL’s Annual dinner for the Legal Profession. Keynote talk by Prof Michael O’Flaherty – “Putting the ‘Law’ Back in to Human Rights”. Dinner takes place in Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 from 7pm.

 

For further details please contact Karen Ciesielski at 01 799 4504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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