Apples of the Golan

The Northern Ireland Premiere of the Apples of the Golan co-hosted by the Queen’s University Belfast Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) on 9 December 2014 was kindly sponsored by:

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THE SCHOOL OF LAW at Queen’s University Belfast has a proud heritage dating back to 1845. The School remains a top-flight institution, which is perennially in the top-ten UK law schools (ranking 7th the RAE 2008) and the leading law school on this island.

THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE at Queen’s University Belfast supports a community of researchers who have a well-developed reputation for leading scholarship in the area of human rights law. Under the auspices of the Human Rights Centre, staff have developed research which has informed and continues to impact human rights debates, policy formation and judicial reasoning.

THE POSTGRADUATE STUDENT CENTRE at Queen’s University Belfast offers a unique facility for postgraduate students, providing a range of facilities, training opportunities and support, as well as events and workshops to maximise the postgraduate experience and assist postgraduates to develop a range of transferable skills. As part of its Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, it offers financial support to student-led initatives.

THE SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS at Queen’s University Belfast brings together expertise in drama, film, music, sonic arts and arts management and cultural policy. In addition to disciplinary strengths, the unit has a strong interdisciplinary focus on research in the creative arts and its impact on society at large. The School counts with over 30 full time members of staff whose individual research is united by a focus on artistic activity in international, contemporary and historical perspectives, disseminated through scholarship, practice, and public engagement. Collectively, the School investigates the creative arts in three broad domains: (1) contemporary creative practice, (2) theory and history of the creative arts and (3) society and the arts.

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THE NORTHERN IRELAND HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL. Each year the 10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day across the world. The date marks the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Civil society groups across the world use this date as an opportunity to celebrate and mark the importance of human rights globally. Every year a diverse range of organisations across Northern Ireland have traditionally held events in the week surrounding this date to mark the occasion and highlight different aspects of human rights as they apply locally and internationally. In 2012 a number of these organisations came together to pool those individual events into a programme of activities promoted together for the first time as the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival. The festival is currently administered by the Human Rights Consortium in collaboration with organisations from civic society. The distinct events that make up the festival however, are developed and run by organisations and individuals with an interest in the protection and promotion of human rights. The diversity of events and the range of issues covered as part of the festival are reflective of the universal nature of human rights.