Impact of Law Research

Our research has an impact on local and international settings.


Locally our research is helping us to:

  • Shape social security discourse so as to better protect dignity and rights,
  • Understand why people represent themselves in legal proceedings rather than rely on counsel, and what support they need
  • Integrate gender into legacy discussions
  • Capture LGBTQ visions of peace in post-Agreement Northern Ireland
  • Inform debates on human rights protection in Northern Ireland and across these islands


Internationally our research:

  • Is helping Latin American countries to search for the remains of the disappeared
  • Developing substantive definitions of reconciliation for post-conflict societies
  • Is assisting with accountability efforts in relation to human rights violations in Iraq, Haiti, Brazil and elsewhere