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SAR Ireland condemn
the ongoing abuse of
Prof Colin Harvey, Queen’s University Belfast

Colin Harvey is a Professor of Human Rights Law at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), where he is the Director of the Human Rights Centre at QUB; a fellow of the QUB George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice; and a former Head of the Law School. He was a former commissioner on theContinue reading SAR Ireland condemn
the ongoing abuse of
Prof Colin Harvey, Queen’s University Belfast

SAR Ireland’s Statement on the Situation of Students and Scholars in Iran

4 November 2022 The Irish section of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR Ireland) is deeply concerned byviolations of the human rights of students and staff currently occuring at Iranianuniversities, higher education institutions, and secondary schools. Demonstrations against the Iranian regime started after the 22 year old Mahsa JinaAmini, who had been detained by theContinue reading SAR Ireland’s Statement on the Situation of Students and Scholars in Iran

SAR Ireland Stands in Solidarity with the people of Ukraine and Ukrainian higher education

Scholars at Risk Ireland stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and with people aroundthe world, including in Russia, in condemning the ongoing acts of aggression against theUkrainian people and territory by the agents and armed forces of the Russian Federation. Read full statement from Scholar at Risk Executive Director, Rob Quinn, endorsed byContinue reading SAR Ireland Stands in Solidarity with the people of Ukraine and Ukrainian higher education

Universities Ireland condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine

Universities Ireland strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and all territorial occupations in contravention of international law. The people of the island of Ireland are steadfast supporters of democracy and the protection of human rights.  The universities of the island contribute to this by championing freedom of speech, academic freedom, respect for peoples, respect forContinue reading Universities Ireland condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ireland 1921 Preparing for Peace…Ready for War?

On Saturday 6 November 2021 at 10.00am Universities Ireland hosted the tenth annual Decade of Centenaries conference and its online iteration of the series.  This year’s conference explored the themes of Truce, Treaty, Consolidation of Northern Ireland and Partition & Socio-Economic Dimensions. This years conference was hosed online. This was both a contingency in response to the global pandemic and was also an opportunity toContinue reading Ireland 1921 Preparing for Peace…Ready for War?

Ireland 1921 Preparing for Peace…Ready for War?

On Saturday 6 November 2021 at 10.00am Universities Ireland are hosing the tenth annual Decade of Centenaries conference and its online iteration of the series.  This year’s conference explores the themes of Truce, Treaty, Consolidation of Northern Ireland and Partition & Socio-Economic Dimensions Please see the link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ireland-1921-preparing-for-peaceready-for-war-tickets-186531860817 Please see full programme HERE

Ireland 1921 – Preparing for Peace…Ready for War?

This year’s Universities Ireland Conference takes place online on Saturday 6 November from 10.00am. The conference will explore the themes of Truce, Treaty, Partition and its Implications & Socio Economic Dimensions. We have a great line up of speakers so don’t miss out on this free event. Please register at the link below: https://uiconference-ireland-2021.eventbrite.co.uk

Urgent appeal to European Governments and EU Institutions: Take Action for Afghanistan’s scholars, researchers, and civil society actors

Urgent appeal to European Governments and EU Institutions:Take Action for Afghanistan’s scholars, researchers, and civil society actors We, the undersigned higher education associations, networks, and leaders in the field of scholar protection, urge European governments and EUinstitutions to take immediate action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors.ManyContinue reading Urgent appeal to European Governments and EU Institutions: Take Action for Afghanistan’s scholars, researchers, and civil society actors