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FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN BUSINESS:
THE ASHERS CASE

10/10/18

We welcome the decision made by the Supreme Court in the case of Ashers today. ...more

WHY BREXIT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION

28/07/16

A French perspective ...more

MAINTAINING THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION FOR CHRISTIANS IN BUSINESS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

26/03/15

The case against Ashers Baking Company Limited highlights how important it is to protect freedom of religion for Bible-believing Christians ...more

DEFINITION OF VICTIM

06/12/14

The Ulster Human Rights Watch is primarily dedicated to providing assistance to the victims of terrorism ...more

'THE ARDOYNE 6 MINUTE WALK'

18/10/14

At Stake
'The right to freedom of religion and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly' ...more

ISRAEL: RIGHT TO FIGHT

28/07/14

Article published during Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, dated 15 January 2009 ...more

THE COMPLAINT TO THE POLICE OMBUDSMAN’S HISTORICAL INVESTIGATIONS DIRECTORATE ON THE LA MON HOUSE ATROCITY

26/06/14

“The one [attack that was] by far the most serious, indeed the most horrific in the history of this community”
(Lord Justice Gibson, 29 September 1981) ...more

La Mon House atrocity-update

01/05/14

La Mon House atrocity-update ...more

WHAT ALTERNATIVE TO THE PARADES COMMISSION?

25/07/13

If it wants to succeed, the Orange Order must not only oppose the Parades Commission but approve a valid alternative ...more

THE ANN TRAVERS' LAW IS GOOD LEGISLATION (CIVIL SERVICE (SPECIAL ADVISERS) ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2013)

05/06/13

“She (Ann Travers) has done right and done well by her late sister and father, and we all owe her a great debt of gratitude”
(Jim Allister QC, MLA) ...more

REVIEW OF THE LA MON ATROCITY

07/03/13

A review of the police investigation into the La Mon atrocity is urgently needed ...more

LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PEACEFUL FLAG PROTEST IN NORTHERN IRELAND

07/02/13

This document aims to provide guidance for those who organise and take part in open-air public meetings such as ‘flag protests’, unrelated to public processions, in Northern Ireland. ...more

IS FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT A REQUIREMENT?

20/09/12

Much is being said about engagement, but little is known about what it actually entails. ...more

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY NEW VISITORS CENTRE: A WISE INITIATIVE BY THE NATIONAL TRUST

10/07/12

The Ulster Human Rights Watch welcomes the introduction to the Giant’s Causeway New Visitors Centre of the views of those who believe that the world was created by God ...more

THE SINN FEIN/IRA STRATEGY HAS NOT CHANGED

03/07/12

Listening to the media we would have thought we were entering a new era ...more

MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN DECLARES THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

27/04/12

In a recent judgement the Euroepan Court of Human Rights reiterated that the Convention does not impose on governments of party states the obligation to change the definition of marriage, which is given in Article 12 ...more

POLICE REPORT LACKS INTEGRITY!

16/02/12

On the 34th Anniversary of the La Mon House atrocity, when on 17th February 1978 the IRA bombed the suburban Belfast hotel ...more

SHRINE TO IRA TERRORISM FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION

09/02/12

The Maze was an extensive prison, specially built for convicted terrorists ...more

THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS WAS NOT MEANT FOR THE UK

03/02/12

Opposition to the European Court of Human Rights has recently intensified within the United Kingdom ...more

DESPITE THE EVIDENCE: NOT GUILTY!

26/01/12

MARK Quinsey, 23 and Patrick Azimkar, 21 were both shot dead by the real IRA in March 2009 ...more

WHAT IS THE REAL OBJECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION?

19/12/11

At this time of division amongst the 27 members of the European Union ...more

SHOOT-TO-KILL POLICY BY UNITED KINGDOM SECURITY FORCES: REALITY OR TERRORIST PROPAGANDA?

15/12/11

It has been alleged that a shoot-to-kill policy was purposefully enforced by British security forces ...more

THE KINGSMILLS MASSACRE IN NORTHERN IRELAND: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY?

22/06/11

The Historical Enquiries Team (HET) has just published its final report following a four-year investigation into the shootings of 10 Protestant workmen near Kingsmills (Northern Ireland) ...more

WAS IT RIGHT TO KILL RATHER THAN CAPTURE BIN LADEN?

28/05/11

On 2nd May 2011 a team of the US Navy Seals under orders of President Obama shot dead Osama bin Laden ...more

AN ATTEMPT AT RECONCILING STATE SCHOOLS WITH THE FREEDOM OF RELIGION

29/04/11

Judgement by the European Court of Human Rights (Lautsi v Italy) ...more

FRANCE OPENS A NEW MILITARY FRONT IN THE MUSLIM WORLD

22/03/11

France has proudly spearheaded the international intervention against Colonel Gaddafi and his regime ...more

FLAGS, BUNTING AND EMBLEMS IN NORTHERN IRELAND: THE RIGHT APPROACH

15/02/11

Since the Belfast Agreement there has been constant controversy over the display of flags, bunting and emblems in public areas and premises ...more

WERE ALL TERRORIST WEAPONS DECOMMISSIONNED?

21/01/11

Is the terrorist campaign truly over? This is a valid question ...more

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE LARNE BOROUGH COUNCIL POLICY ON THE DISPLAY, PURCHASE AND ERECTION OF BUNTING, FLAGS AND EMBLEMS

29/11/10

On Friday 26 November 2010 submissions, prepared with the assistance of the UHRW and Schmidt Consulting, were handed over to Larne Borough Council ...more

TRUTH AND JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TERRORISM

22/11/10

The place of truth and justice in reconciliation from the perspective of victims of terrorism ...more

RESPONSE TO THE CONSULTATION DOCUMENT ON THE PROGRAMME FOR COHESION, SHARING AND INTEGRATION

26/10/10

The proposals set out in the Consultation Document do not appear to be principle driven ...more

THE DEPORTATION OF GYPSIES BY FRANCE

18/09/10

An official document reveals that French authorities were specifically targeting the "Roma" ...more

A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND: NEXT STEPS

16/09/10

Response to the Consultation Paper produced by the Secretary of State ...more

THE CLAUDY TRAGEDY

28/08/10

Report by the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman into the failure of the police to arrest an alleged suspect of the Claudy bombing, Father James Chesney ...more

LACK OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR THE PSNI DESPITE P.M. PROMISES MADE BEFORE DEVOLUTION OF POLICING AND JUSTICE

24/08/10

Despite promises of secure funding made during the Hillsborough Agreement the PSNI is asked to make cuts ...more

ISRAEL RIGHT TO PREVENT FURTHER ATTACKS

20/08/10

Shared responsibility for the lives of nine Turkish shot dead ...more

FURTHER RESTRICTING THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY

18/08/10

The proposed Bill and Code of Conduct for public assemblies in Northern Ireland ...more

Saville Inquiry: The reinvestigation of “Bloody Sunday”

25/06/10

The report of the inquiry conducted by the Rt Hon the Lord Saville of Newdigate ...more

Benchmark principles for assessing the proposal for the review of public processions

09/06/10

Seven principles for assessing future proposals about the freedom of peaceful assembly ...more

The Impact of Terrorism on Democracy in Northern Ireland

25/05/10

Article available by Axel Schmidt, ...more

Schmidt Consulting

03/05/10

Schmidt Consulting launch new website ...more