Ireland and the United Nations Security Council: What can be achieved for Peace and Security?

The Irish Peace and Conflict Network, which includes the Transitional Justice I, hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday, 2 February 2021, which explored what success and impact in relation to peace and conflict would look like for Ireland during Ireland's term on the Security Council. It explored the priorities for Security Council action in conflict-affected contexts, and what we can learn from past experiences of member states on the Council.

Sonja Hyland, Political Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade made opening remarks, alongside:

  • Prof Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, University of Minnesota, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism;
  • Radhya Al-Mutawakel, Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights;
  • Louise Winstanley, ABColombia; and Gustavo de Carvalho, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Africa.
  • Prof Siobhan Wills, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University; Co-producer and co-director of Right Now I Want to Scream and It Stays With You.​
  • Prof Monica McWilliams, Transitional Justice Institute Professor Emeritus chaired the discussion.

Watch a video of the webinar. An audio recording of the event is available through the TJI podcast on Apple and Spotify.

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