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Event: A Human Rights Approach to Tackling Poverty and Social Inequality

28 Apr 2014

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate invite you to a conference to highlight the importance of human rights in combating poverty and social inequality.

A Human Rights Approach to Tackling Poverty and Social Inequality: An All Island Perspective

9.30am - 4pm, 16 May 2014

Canal Court Hotel, Newry, Northern Ireland

Guest Speakers include

Lauri Sivonen, Advisor, Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Professor Aoife Nolan, School of Law, Nottingham University

Nicola Browne, Participation and Practice of Rights Project, Belfast

Diana Skelton, Deputy Director General of ATD 4th World

Themes

Protecting Human Rights in Times of Crisis – What does that require?

Nature and Experience of Poverty and Social Inequality on the island of Ireland

Impact of Austerity on Vulnerable Groups

Focus on Food Poverty, Inadequate Housing, Debt and role of the Business sector

Applying human rights standards and approaches to tackle poverty and social inequality

Please RSVP by 5 May to info@nihrc.org or 02890 243987.