Peace processes and the role of national human rights institutions

Peace processes and the role of national human rights institutions – that's the theme of a lecture to be delivered next month by Northern Ireland's Chief Commissioner for Human Rights, Prof Monica McWilliams.

The lecture will explore the topic of peace processes and the role of national human rights institutions by drawing on the lessons learned in Northern Ireland in relation to human rights proposals from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and how these compare to the peace building elements of other peace agreements. The lecture will address the key human rights concerns, the independent role of the Human Rights Commission in a divided society and the key transitional justice issues such as a Bill of Rights and mechanisms for dealing with the past.

The 2010 International Summer School Lecture, being staged by the Transitional Justice Institute and INCORE, will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 9 June 2010 in the Great Hall, Magee campus of UU (refreshments will be served from 6pm).

Both the TJI summer school on 'gender. conflict and transition,  and the INCORE summer school on peacemaking and reconciliation will run from 7-11 June.

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