A selection of media engagements/publications on this project:
Professor Kieran McEvoy recently addressed a US Congress Hearing on Human Rights in Northern Ireland.
He spoke about accountability, justice and reconciliation in the context of current efforts to deal with the past in Northern Ireland.
Fellow panellists included Geraldine Finunane (widow of murdered human rights lawyer, Pat Finucane) and journalist Anne Cadwallader (author of ‘Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland).
A recording of the live proceedings can be accessed here. (Coverage commences at 56.00).
This blog outlines the legal position on amnesties and the duty to prosecute. It was published on the Eamonn Mallie blog, which is one of the key political blogs in Northern Ireland.
Article published as a result of an interview with Liam Clarke at the Belfast Telegraph. This interview related to our submission to the Haass process on Models of Truth, Amnesty and Prosecution.
Political aims obstruct dealing with the past
Response piece to Irish Times Op-Ed on amnesties by Brian Feeney a political columnist with the Irish News. Brian is a leading nationalist commentator and frequent broadcaster on Northern Ireland affairs.
Response piece on submission to Haass negotiations on models of truth recovery: Slugger O’Toole blog.
Good Morning Ulster programme on Victims and Dealing on the Past
Interview for BBC Radio Ulster, Good Morning Ulster programme on Victims and Dealing on the Past. Comments were live tweeted by the BBC, for example:
Professor Kieran McEvoy says history has showed us that “we can’t pressurise victims to forgive. That isn’t fair.”
— Good Morning Ulster (@BBCgmu) November 22, 2013
Interview with BBC Radio Ulster, Good Morning Ulster on Haass negotiations
Interview for BBC Northern Ireland television documentary ‘The View’ on limited immunity
This is an invited post to a blog run by Amnesty International and the Committee for the Administration of Justice for an audience that are in interested in human rights issues in Northern Ireland. This post was retweeted on multiple occasions.
Interview with BBC Radio Ulster Talkback programme on International Practice on Amnesties
Invited interview on the Talkback show on BBC Radio Ulster in response to the Northern Ireland Attorney General’s call for a legislative stay on prosecutions. Mallinder was invited to do this interview to give some international perspectives on the Attorney General’s proposals for a stay on prosecutions for conflict-related offences.
Invited Article for the monthly newsletter of the Committee of the Administration of Justice, Northern Ireland’s leading human rights non-governmental organisation.
Belfast Telegraph coverage of launch of project report on ‘Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland : An Overview of Legal and Political Approaches’ (Healing Through Remembering 2013).
Interview with Eddie Mair, lead story, PM programme on BBC Radio 4
Interview with Eddie Mair, lead story, PM programme on BBC Radio 4 in response to the Attorney General’s proposals on unconditional amnesty in Northern Ireland.
Poisonous Legacies: Dealing with the Past and Prosecutions
Professor McEvoy held a roundtable in Derry/Londonderry on the viability of prosecutions in dealing with the past in Northern Ireland.
Interview for BBC Northern Ireland television documentary ‘Spotlight’ on the On-the-Runs
Fumbles and Fury help “disguise” letters truth
Response piece on presentation on Haass at WRDA conference: Fionnuala O’Connor, ‘Fumbles and Fury help “disguise” letters truth’ in Irish News. In this article, the journalist recounted the following: ‘In a lively Belfast conference last Saturday (feebly chaired by me) organised by the Women’s Resource and Development Agency to discover “what women think” of “Haass-O’Sullivan”, what was clearest.
The second in a series of three blogs analysing the relationship of amnesties and prosecutions to the rights of victims of gross violations of human rights. The blogs are hosted on RightsNI.org an online arena for people from or connected to Northern Ireland interested in discussing current human rights based issues. This blog was retweeted a number of times.
The third in a series of three blogs analysing the relationship of amnesties and prosecutions to the rights of victims of gross violations of human rights. The blogs are hosted on RightsNI.org, an online arena for people from or connected to Northern Ireland interested in discussing current human rights based issues. This blog was retweeted a number of times.