Media

A selection of media engagements/publications on this project:

US Congress Hearing on Human Rights

PUBLISHED 18 March 2015

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).

Geraldine Finucane, Kieran McEvoy and Anne Cadwallader

 

Legal Position on Amnesties and the Duty to Prosecute

Published 13 September 2012

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.

Could the probe into Baha Mousa’s Death be a Key to a Haass deal?

Published 10 December 2013

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

Published 6 November 2013

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.

On Dealing with the Past, A Hard Sell on Impunity should not rule out cooperation with historians

Published 19 December 2013

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

Aired 22 November 2013

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:

Interview with BBC Radio Ulster, Good Morning Ulster on Haass negotiations

Aired 2013

 

Interview for BBC Northern Ireland television documentary ‘The View’ on limited immunity

Aired 12 December 2013

 

Amnesties and Archives: Evaluating the Attorney General’s Proposals

Published 26 November 2013

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

Aired 2013

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.

Amnesties and Prosecutions in Northern Ireland

Published August 2013

Invited Article for the monthly newsletter of the Committee of the Administration of Justice, Northern Ireland’s leading human rights non-governmental organisation.

Expert urges ‘pragmatism’ on truth

Published 29 November 2013

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

Aired 21 November 2013

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

14-15 June 2013

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

Aired 25 March 2014

 

Fumbles and Fury help “disguise” letters truth

Published 4 March 2014

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.

Amnesties, Prosecutions and Victims’ Right to Justice

PUBLISHED 18 February 2014

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.

Amnesties, Prosecutions and Reparations

Published 19 February 2014

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.