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This first seminar will explore international experiences of dealing with enforced disappearances, including sharing experiences of activist-driven campaigns in global perspective.


Shari Eppel, Director of Ukuthula Trust, living and working in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and part of the forensic anthropology team for Zimbabwe uncovering mass and single graves resulting from politically motivated killings.

Ram Kumar Bhandari, a human rights activist from Nepal whose father was disappeared in 2001. Ram has led the struggle to secure justice for victims of Nepal's conflict and systematic disappearances for over a decade.

Respondent: Professor Cath Collins of Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University. Founder of the Transitional Justice Observatory in Chile that works closely with relatives' associations seeking truth during the Pinochet-era dictatorship.

Moderator: Professor Brandon Hamber, the John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace, Ulster University

Photo credit: Encadenamiento / Women Chained to Parliament Gates, Chilean arpillera, Anonymous, 1980s. Photographer Martin Melaugh, © Conflict Textiles

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Monday 31 August

2pm to 3.30pm


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