Truth, Amnesty and Prosecutions: Models for Dealing with the Past
28 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2014
Date Written: October 31, 2014
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
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