We are delighted to see a strong Ulster representation at SLSA this year!

Dr Mark Simpson, Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick and Dr Jed Meers (York) convened the Social Rights, Social Citizenship and the Welfare State Stream for a third successful year and had a record number of submissions. The panel included  a guest appearance from Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, who discussed his recent visit to the UK.


Dr Mark Simpson, Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick and Dr Jed Meers (York) convened the Social Rights, Social Citizenship and the Welfare State Stream for a third successful year and had a record number of submissions. The panel included  a guest appearance from Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, who discussed his recent visit to the UK.

Colleagues presented the following papers:

Mark Simpson ‘The Introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland: Some Preliminary Findings’

Sasha Gillespie ‘Caring for the Disabled and Associative Disadvantage: to what Extent are Carers’ Rights as Citizens'

Omar El Masri ‘Urban Street Art and Spaces for Representation in Divided Cities: Beirut and Belfast'

Cira Palli-Aspero ‘The Role of the Historical Method in Social Reconciliation:  Understanding Historical Clarification Commissions'