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Building Capacity in Northern Ireland Women’s Sector to Utilise International Human Rights and Gender Equality Instruments
This research, evidence-gathering and information-sharing project is designed to build capacity and be a resource to support local women's organisations in Northern Ireland.
Gendering Constitutional Debates in Northern Ireland: The Case of Irish Unification
Brexit has deepened deliberations on Irish unification.
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.
GCRF Research Hub on Gender, Justice and Security
QUB (Law) and Ulster (TJI) are partners in an LSE-led GCRF Research Hub on Gender, Justice and Security.
Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law
The impact of conflict on the lives and rights of women is an issue of growing international importance.
Advocacy Services Research Project
This is a project designed to study and examine the effectiveness of advocacy services for victims, survivors and their families.
Using Participatory Film Practices to Investigate the November 2018 Lasalin Massacre in Haiti
The film will provide a platform for survivors to express their views to the UN and international audiences and for these to be taken into account in planning responses.
Social citizenship transformed: (de)constructing the 21st century welfare state
This project examines the perspectives of elite policymakers at devolved level within the UK.
Universal credit in Northern Ireland: sharing experiences, suggesting changes
This research is being conducted by Ulster University and University of York, in partnership with Universal Credit claimants in Northern Ireland and stakeholders including Law Centre NI.
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.
Screening Violence: A transnational study of Post-conflict Imaginaries
Screening Violence is an innovative engagement with communities that have experienced prolonged and entrenched violence of different kinds from guerrilla warfare, to state sponsored persecution of particular groups, to mass murder, to sectarian conflict.
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.
Political Settlements Research Programme: towards open and inclusive settlements
Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin & Dr Catherine O'Rourke
Amnesties, Prosecution and the Public Interest in the Northern Ireland Transition
Professor Louise Mallinder
Policing and Forensic Issues in the Search for Truth and/or Justice for Forced Disappearance
The exploratory study ‘Policing and Forensic Issues in the Search for Truth and/ or Justice for Forced Disappearances’ investigates how truth, justice and reparations (“transitional justice”) for past crimes.
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