Apr 11, 2024
12:00pm - 1:30pm    |    Wilf Hall, 5th Floor Seminar Room

Armed Group Engagement with Transitional Justice: Apologies and the Politics of Regret.

About Kieran McEvoy
Kieran McEvoy is the Senator George J. Mitchell Chair in Peace, Security and Justice at the Mitchell Institute and a Professor of Law and Transitional Justice at Queens University Belfast. He is currently a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2023-26) and a Visiting Scholar at Fordham Law School. He has conducted research in over a dozen post conflict or post authoritarian societies and is longstanding peace and human rights activist in Northern Ireland. He has authored or co-authored four books, co-edited eight books or special issues and over seventy journal articles and scholarly book chapters. His most recent book Lawyers in Conflict and Transition (2022 with L. Mallinder and A. Bryson) was published by Cambridge University Press. He is a past winner of the British Society of Criminology book of the year award and has been awarded the Socio-Legal Studies Association Article of the Year three times. His research interests include human rights, transitional justice, restorative justice, prisons, lawyers, amnesties, victims, ex-combatants, armed groups and apologies. He was previously a Global Law Fellow at NYU Law, a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at Harvard Law School and a Visiting Professor at the School of Law Berkeley, University of California. He has been elected as Fellow of the British Academy (2020) and the Royal Irish Academy (2019), the most prestigious indicators of scholarly esteem in the respective jurisdictions.
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