Human Rights: careers, debates and discussions

14 December 2017
15.00 - 20.00

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Organiser: WCIA

Location: Temple of Peace, Cardiff

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Human Rights: careers, questions and debates

Join us for a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and an afternoon of human rights discussion and debate with Patrick Corrigan, the Northern Ireland Programme Director and Head of Nations and Regions at Amnesty International UK. Tickets available for the whole afternoon or any of the three sessions:
  • 3.15-5.15pm Wales Schools Debating Championship Final: The two school finalists battle it out in a debate on a human rights theme
  • 5.15-6.15pm In conversation with Patrick Corrigan: Patrick reflects on his own careerand answers questions from anyone interested in starting a career in a related field. 
  • 6.30-8.00pm Talk and Q&A on Curbing the Arms Trade
Patrick Corrigan has worked on many campaigns over the years and is currently dealing with conflict-related human rights abuses from Northern Ireland's recent past, abortion law reform in Ireland, and north and south refugee rights in the UK and internationally. 

He is co-founder and Director of the Human Rights Consortium, a network of over one hundred organisations in Northern Ireland working to build a human rights respecting society in the region. He is co-founder and Director of the Love Equality campaign for civil marriage equality in Northern Ireland, the last region in the UK or Ireland where same-sex marriage is still unlawful.  

The Wales Schools Debating Championship is sponsored by the Hodge Bank. The afternoon of human rights has been organised by young volunteers and refugee volunteers as part of a project funded by the People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.



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