Working with others to achieve research excellence.
TJI plays a leading role in examining and transferring the applicability of the lessons and models used in NI's transition for other transitional states.
The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), is a network of 49 member institutions that carry out research and education in the field of human rights.
The 49 member institutions are from 22 different countries worldwide. AHRI's objective is to bring together human rights researchers from across the disciplines, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and collaboration, and to promote research, education and discussion in the field of human rights.
Furthermore AHRI is supportive of PhD Researchers and the facilitation of exchange between the different member institutions. The TJI has been a member of AHRI for over ten years.
The TJI and Bridge of Hope have collaborated on a number of projects, most notably the 'Transitional Justice Toolkit' project involved Eilish Rooney (TJI) and the Bridge of Hope.
Christian Aid has a strong record of doing reflective, theory informed work on the ground in relation to the fight against poverty and the promotion of equality, dignity and freedom for all; the theory informed practice of Christian Aid fits with the TJI's tradition of action-oriented research.
The partnership with Christian aid involves collaboration on international events and staff participating in our annual international Summer School.
The TJI and CAJ have worked in partnership on a range of projects and joint conferences. In 2009 TJI undertook a joint project: "Inquiries Observation Project" with the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and British Irish Rights Watch (BIRW).
The project involved the observation of the Billy Wright Inquiry, the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry and the Robert Hamill Inquiry. The Project Co-ordinator was a former LLM student with TJI while the Steering Committee was made up of TJI staff.
A team of observers (PhD and LLM students from TJI) were tasked with observing and reporting on the three Inquiries through to their conclusion.
The Hebrew University Partnership with Hebrew University has been ongoing since 2011.
Activities involve study visits from undergraduate and postgraduate students to TJI, joint conferences and PhD students from TJI visiting Hebrew University.
The Transitional Justice Institute maintains a collaborative relationship with UN Women (and previously with the UN Division for the Advancement for Women) advanced through a number of diverse projects since 2003.
These include the work of Ní Aoláin and Bell in the thematic work of the UN Commission on the Status of Women forwarding its 2002-2006 thematic work on the equal participation of women in conflict prevention, management and conflict resolution and in post-conflict peace-building.
More recently, Ní Aoláin, O'Rourke and Swaine (Visiting Scholar) have worked as consultants (2011-2013) to UN Women and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights authoring a UN Study on Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence. Nahla Valji of the Peace and Security Cluster at UN Women sits on the External Board of the Transitional Justice Institute.
The Transitional Justice Partnership with the University of Minnesota is an academic exchange programme between staff and students from multiple faculties at University of Minnesota and TJI.
The University of Minnesota Law School is a top twenty ranked Law School (US News and World Report Rankings) and is one of the top ranked public research universities in the United States.
The University of Minnesota also scores in the top 100 ranking of world universities. The partnership involves Visiting Scholar arrangements, student exchanges, internships and joint international conferences.
The TJI and Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht University, were involved in a partnership around a collaborative research project on 'Transitional Jurisprudence, The ECHR and Other Regional Human Rights Approaches to Transition' which resulted in the publication of Transitional Jurisprudence and the ECHR: Justice, Politics and Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2011).