Truth, Amnesty and Prosecutions: Models for Dealing with the Past

28 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2014

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Kieran McEvoy

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law

Louise Mallinder

Queen's University Belfast

Date Written: October 31, 2014

Abstract

This report was produced by the authors to contribute to the negotiations on contending with the past that were led by Dr Richard Haass and Prof Meghan O’Sullivan. Throughout 2012, As part of their ongoing project Amnesties, Prosecutions and the Public Interest in the Northern Ireland Transition, the authors met with victims, ex-security force personnel, former combatants, civil society groups, criminal justice leaders and all the main political parties to discuss these matters. At a number of these encounters, the authors were asked to provide ‘models’ as to how the issues of truth, prosecution and amnesty might intersect as part of efforts to deal with the past in Northern Ireland. In response to those requests, this report outlines are four possible models which chart how these issues might be managed.

Keywords: truth, amnesty, dealing with the past

Suggested Citation

McEvoy, Kieran and Mallinder, Louise, Truth, Amnesty and Prosecutions: Models for Dealing with the Past (October 31, 2014). Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 14-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2517415 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2517415

Kieran McEvoy

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )

School of Law
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Ireland

Louise Mallinder (Contact Author)

Queen's University Belfast ( email )

School of Law
Belfast, County (optional) BT1 7NN
United Kingdom
02890973470 (Phone)

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