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LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict

During the Northern Irish peace process (1998 -) lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people have been excluded from participating in shaping visions of a peaceful future in both societal and political realms.

Terrorism and the Courts

Legal analysis of the “war on terror” has been a growth industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere since the events of September 11, 2001.

Community Constructs: Hidden Barriers and Cartographies of Conflict

The project, funded by the AHRC and running from May 2015 for three years, assesses the impact that the Troubles had on the architecture of Belfast’s residential communities.

Toolkit - Grassroots Transitional Justice Programme

Grassroots experience of conflict and transition is the main focus of this community based partnership programme.

Balancing Justice and Peace?

This research project creates a foundation for collaboration between established and early career researchers based in Europe, including Northern Ireland, and African countries to investigate how regional organizations balance the pursuit of justice for serious crimes under international law with the need to achieve peaceful resolution of conflict.

Economic Liberalism, Democracy, and Transitional Justice

This pump-priming project explores the intersections between economic liberalism, democracy, and transitional justice.

Conflict, Legal Compliance and Democracy: Addressing the Complexities of Humanitarian Law in Mexico, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, and Colombia.

The project’s findings will contribute to the theory and history of international law-making and international legal influence, and will produce policy recommendations for democracies facing armed violence.

Political Capacity Building: Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

The report, ‘Political Capacity Building: Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland’ was researched and written between March 2013 - September 2014.

National Human Rights Action Plans

National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights: Theoretical, Doctrinal and Empirical Perspectives.

Gender and the Law of Occupation

One glaring limitation in addressing the experiences of women in situations of armed conflict is the absence of a sustained analysis of the structural limits and capture of the law of occupation.

Maternal Harms and Conflict

The definition of maternal harms appears opaquely in contemporary academic and policy literatures.

Role of Databases in Transitional Justice Research

The project explores the role of databases in categorising, compiling and interpreting data on transitional justice.

Transitional Justice: the socio-economic dimension

The research is premised on the view that questions of socio-economic injustice frequently combined with structural inequality are a fundamental feature in the two paradigmatic instances of transitional justice.

Political Settlements Research Programme: towards open and inclusive settlements

The Political Settlements Research Programme is a four year research programme, undertaken by a North-South Consortium of five organisations.

Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability

The Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability aim to assist all those seeking to make or evaluate decisions on amnesties and accountability in the midst or in the wake of conflict or repression.

Lawyers, Conflict and Transition

Research looking at the role that lawyers play in conflicted societies.

Amnesties, Prosecution and the Public Interest in the Northern Ireland Transition

Research project that looks at dealing with the past.

Implementing the Stormont House Agreement

This project has developed from a partnership between civil society and academia.