Current projects

Find out more about current TJI projects.


The accountability deficits of major western powers

The project presents a follow up to Hansen’s previous research on accountability issues in the context of alleged UK war crimes in Iraq.

The Port-au-Prince-Rio Connection

The purpose of the Impact and Engagement for Development Project is to expand the impact of the GCRF AHRC funded research on use of deadly force by the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to engage similarly affected communities in Brazil.

GCRF – Low cost technologies for safe drinking water in developing regions (SAFEWATER)

The SAFEWATER research programme seeks to tackle a global challenge by looking at clean water solutions and the development of smart devices to quickly tell if water is safe to drink.

Economic Liberalism, Democracy, and Transitional Justice

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

Brexit and Northern Ireland: The constitutional, conflict transformation, human rights and equality consequences

This is a collaborative ESRC-funded research project between the Law Schools of Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University and the region’s leading human rights organisation, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ).

Developing the “Nairobi Principles on Accountability”

The project is based on close collaboration between the principal investigator, Thomas Obel Hansen, and key stakeholders in Kenya, including researchers and civil society activists within the framework of ‘Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice’.

Accountability for British War Crimes in Iraq

The project has led to a number of academic and other outputs, including paper presentations at international conference and workshop.

Balancing Justice and Peace?

Funded research project

Political Settlements Research Programme: towards open and inclusive settlements

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin & Dr Catherine O'Rourke

Implementing the Stormont House Agreement

Professor Louise Mallinder

Commemoration and Law

Dr Kris Brown

Lawyers, Conflict and Transition

Professor Louise Mallinder

Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability

Professor Louise Mallinder & Professor Tom Hadden

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

Dr Anne Smith, Professor Monica McWilliams & Priyam Yarnell

Transitional Justice: the socio-economic dimension

Professor Rory O'Connell, Dr Deborah Magill, Dr Anne Smith, Dr Gina Bekker, Dr Alice Diver, Dr Jacinta Miller, Dr Khanyisela Moyo

Role of Databases in Transitional Justice Research

Professor Louise Mallinder & Dr Catherine O'Rourke

Maternal Harms and Conflict

Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain

Gender and the Law of Occupation

Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain

Where Next For a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland?

Dr Anne Smith & Professor Colin Harvey (QUB)

Terrorism and the Courts

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin & Professor Colm Campbell

Toolkit - Grassroots Transitional Justice Programme

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