Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: Law, Prosecutions & Truth Recovery

  • Prof Kieran McEvoy asking a question to the panel

    Prof Kieran McEvoy asking a question to the panel

  • Prof Gordon Anthony

    Information provided in the discovery of the Disappeared

  • Geoff Knupfer explaining the work of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains

    Geoff Knupfer explaining the work of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains

  • Welcome by Prof Sally Wheeler

    Welcome by Prof Sally Wheeler

  • Introduction to the project by Dr Louise Mallinder

    Introduction to the project by Dr Louise Mallinder

  • Summum ius? by Attorney General John Larkin

    Summum ius? by Attorney General John Larkin

  • Dave Cox responding to a question

    Dave Cox responding to a question

  • John Larkin answering questions

    John Larkin answering questions

  • Geoff Knupfer answering delegates questions

    Geoff Knupfer answering delegates questions

  • Presentation by Barra McGrory QC

    Presentation by Barra McGrory QC

  • Final plenary with the project team: Where to next?

    Final plenary with the project team: Where to next?

  • Question by Brian Gormley (CAJ)

    Question by Brian Gormley (CAJ)

  • First panel session

    First panel session

  • Dr Michael Maguire and Dave Cox

    Dr Michael Maguire and Dave Cox

  • John Larkin, Dr Michael Maguire and Dave Cox

    John Larkin, Dr Michael Maguire and Dave Cox

  • Paul Mageean talking about the work of the Criminal Case Review Commission

    Paul Mageean talking about the work of the Criminal Case Review Commission

  • Dr Michael Maguire talking about the historial work of the Police Ombudsman

    Dr Michael Maguire talking about the historial work of the Police Ombudsman

  • Dave Cox speaking about the Historical Enquiries Team

    Dave Cox speaking about the Historical Enquiries Team

  • Dawn Purvis explaining the role of Healing through Remembering

    Dawn Purvis explaining the role of Healing through Remembering

  • Barra McGrory QC

    Barra McGrory QC

  • Prof Gordon Anthony

    Prof Gordon Anthony

  • Prof Gordon Anthony

    Prof Gordon Anthony

  • Dr Luke Moffett

    Dr Luke Moffett

  • Dr Michael Maguire responding to a question from the floor

    Dr Michael Maguire responding to a question from the floor

This conference is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Amnesties, prosecution and public interest in the Northern Ireland transition.

Framed by an exploration of the meaning of ‘public interest’, this project explores the inter-relationship between amnesties or amnesty-like measures and historical prosecutions in Northern Ireland. Although people will inevitably make up their own mind about what they consider to be the best way forward on these matters, the purpose of this project is to provide information on the international, historical and legal context to amnesties, prosecution and the public interest in order to ensure that the public debate is as well informed as possible.

This conference hopes to engage civil society with key legal and criminal justice actors in examining the current legal approaches in dealing with the past, and what possible approaches could be adopted in the future.

Attendance is free.

Agenda

9:30am

Registration and Coffee

10:00am

Welcoming Remarks – Prof Sally Wheeler (QUB)

Introduction – Louise Mallinder (TJI) and Dawn Purvis  (HTR) – Amnesties, Prosecution and Truth Recovery

10:30am

Plenary 1: Investigating the Past – Chair: Monica McWilliams (TJI), John Larkin (AG NI), Michael Maguire (OPONI), Dave Cox (HET), Geoff Knupfer (ICLVR)

1:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm

Plenary 2: Prosecutions, Convictions and the Public Interest – Chair: Dawn Purvis  (HTR), Barra McGrory (PPSNI), Paul Mageean (CCRC), Gordon Anthony (QUB)

3:30pm

Questions and Answers Session

4:00pm

Break

4:15pm

Closing Session: Where to Next? Kieran McEvoy, Louise Mallinder, Gordon Anthony, Luke Moffett and Dawn Purvis