Ulster Human Rights Watch promotes human rights in Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom as well as in other European countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights, including the Republic of Ireland. UHRW is also an expert member of the Radicalisation Awareness Network Voice of the Victims of Terrorism (RAN-VVT) set up by the European Commission to counter radicalisation.
Vision: Truth and justice for victims and survivors of terrorism.
Mission: Advocacy which attains closure for victims and survivors of terrorism.
Aim: To resolve complex case issues to the satisfaction of victims and survivors of terrorism by applying a principle-based approach.
The organisations values are:
- Honesty towards victims and survivors of terrorism
- Empathy with victims and survivors of terrorism
- Efficiency in service for victims and survivors of terrorism
- Fairness towards victims and survivors of terrorism
- No charge for victims and survivors of terrorism
- Support for all victims and survivors of terrorism equally
In Furtherance of its Aim UHRW Seeks To:
- Cultivate public sentiment in favour of human rights and the Judeo-Christian interpretation of such rights
- Raise awareness of human rights by taking part in public consultations
- Advance education in human rights by organising seminars, conferences and training programmes
- Support the enforcement of the law in individual cases investigated by the LIB, PONI, PSNI or referred to the courts in Northern Ireland.
The Ulster Human Rights Watch Advocacy Service supports families across Northern Ireland that have been bereaved or have had members physically and mentally injured as a result of terrorism.
It is important to note that the advocacy services provided are not legal services, and UHRW do not provide any other trauma related support service. They do however support clients through a guaranteed referral process to verified partners specialising in these areas.
This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides. Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.
How to Access this Service
If you wish to make contact with this organisation, feel free to call or email them directly using the details provided. Alternatively, feel free to contact VSS on 028 90 279100. Our Health and Wellbeing Team will be happy to assist you.