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Professor Cath Collins Professor of Transitional Justice

School of Law
Research Institute
Transitional Justice Institute
Room 21D71
Jordanstown campus
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 (0)28 903 66604
Cath   Collins

Cath Collins has been Professor of Transitional Justice at Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute since March 2013. She was previously Associate Professor of Politics at the Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, where she founded and still directs the Transitional Justice Observatory (ex ‘Human Rights Observatory’’). The Observatory (, Observatorio JT) maps current justice, truth and memory developments in Chile over the Pinochet -era dictatorship; works closely with relatives’ associations and with forensic, judicial and legal professionals, and is a founder member of the Latin American Transitional Justice Network  Prof Collins’s recent publications include various papers plus the books 'Transitional Justice in Latin America: 'From Impunity Toward Accountability’ (2016, co-edited); 'The Politics of Memory in Chile' (2014, co-edited) and 'From Impunity Toward Accountability: Post-Transitional Justice: Human Rights Trials in Chile and El Salvador' (2010).  She has also produced manuals and workshop materials for relatives’ associations, lawyers, judicial personnel, the forensic service and detective police, and has consulted on a UK-Chile exchange project to assist in the search for victims of disappearance.  She teaches and supervises in the UK and Chile on Latin American politics, international criminal justice, human rights, and transitional justice. She holds a PhD from the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London (2004), and was the Chatham House Research Fellow for Latin America (2005-2007).  Her first and masters' degrees are from the universities of Cambridge, London, Lancaster, and Queens’ Belfast.

Research publications

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