In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Law at Ulster ranked 4th overall in the UK, and ranked 1st for research impact with 100% of our impact rated as world-leading.
We aim to:
- Produce world-leading and world-changing research in transitional justice.
- Inform real-world transitional justice law, policy and practice in Northern Ireland and across the world.
- Develop the next generation of transitional justice researchers and practitioners through outstanding LLM, Short Course and PhD programmes.
Our research falls into four main themes:
- Dealing with the Past
- International Law and International Justice
- Social and Economic Rights in Transition
Our research has helped to address the gender gap in the NI peace process (examining women’s rights, masculinities and LGBTQ+ issues), and advanced accountability for human rights violations in Iraq, Haiti, Kenya, Palestine, Latin America and NI.
Reflecting our international focus and impacts, the TJI is made up of a genuinely diverse community of researchers. As well as the UK and Ireland, TJI researchers come from across the globe, including Denmark, Spain, Turkey, Liberia, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Colombia and Venezuela.
Who we work with
TJI researchers work extensively with local and global civil society and human rights organisations, including the Human Rights Consortium, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, NI Council for Racial Equality, Healing through Remembering and the Global Network for Women Peacebuilders, to support their work.
We regularly work with international organisations, including UN Women, United Nations Development Programme, UN Peacebuilding Commission, the ICC Trust Fund for Victims and UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, to strengthen the evidence-base for their activities.