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Commissioning the Past in Northern Ireland

Lundy, Patricia (2010) Commissioning the Past in Northern Ireland. Review of International Affairs, LX (1138-1). pp. 101-133. [Journal article]

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At the end of conflict societies are often faced with difficult choices about whether and how best to deal with the past. In Northern Ireland a Legacy Commission has been proposed. This article explores in what ways, if any, a truth commission might add value to the existing past-focused mechanisms in Northern Ireland, with a particular emphasis on the Historical Enquiries Team (HET). It further considers the dilemmas and tensions the proposed Legacy Commission has generated and what this tells us about the contested nature of transitional justice claims both in the international context and in one transitional society, Northern Ireland.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Truth Commissions, Consultative Group on the Past, Historical Enquiries Team, Northern Ireland.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:14845
Deposited By: Professor Patricia Lundy
Deposited On:05 Oct 2010 12:32
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 15:52

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