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Justice a Long Time after Empire

Sustained engagement with colonial pasts is necessary to address conditions conducive to producing conflict and providing transformative conflict ending options. To this end, this project will develop deeper understanding of the relevance of colonial legacies to present day transitional justice challenges with the aim of identifying pathways to address these challenges in contemporary policy making. The project will focus on two countries with different experiences of colonialism: Colombia and Northern Ireland. Drawing on archival research and fieldwork interviews, the project will produce academic publications as well as public-focussed articles, blogs and a website.

Hub member(s):
Brian Gormally, Committee of Administration of Justice
Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Bill Rolston, Ulster University
Robyn Scott, Committee of Administration of Justice

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