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Reflections on Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Reconciliation - Professor Louise Mallinder
“The Role of Information Recovery and Accountability in Advancing Reconciliation – Professor Louise Mallinder, Queen’s University BelfastThis is the last of the seminars reflecting on the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. The theme is reconciliation.The parties to the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement 1998 expressly recognised the need to acknowledge and address the harms experienced by victims; stating it “…was a necessary element of reconciliation…”. While the Agreement itself only sparsely addressed how that should be done, the then Northern Ireland Victims Commissioner was tasked to develop more detailed reconciliation proposals in parallel to the ongoing political negotiations; ultimately resulting in the publication of his 1999 report. Since then, numerous official and civil society initiatives have explored how to advance reconciliation within Northern Ireland through information recovery and accountability; and have provided recommendations. This presentation draws on the Agreement and the work of official and civil society initiatives, together with academic literature and international best practice, to consider what they all may offer to advance reconciliation relating to information recovery and accountability in Northern Ireland.View the presentationsRead the briefing paper Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Reflections on Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Reconciliation - Dr Anna Bryson
Dr Anna Bryson, Queen’s University BelfastSince the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, a number of significant initiatives have sought to facilitate “uncomfortable conversations” about the past and address the rights and needs of victims. This presentation examines those efforts in light of the relevant academic literature and international best practice. In particular, it critically examines the role of oral history and memorialisation in advancing reconciliation and peace.View the presentationsRead the briefing paper Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Reflections on Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Gender - Prof. Ann Marie Gray
Presentation from Professor Ann Marie Gray, Ulster University - The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement provided some optimism for the prospect of greater gender equality in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition had ensured that the Agreement included a list of rights, including a right to equal opportunity and “the right of women to full and equal political participation” in particular. Potential for transforming gender relations also was enshrined in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, a progressive and far-reaching equality duty; codified to help deliver equality for women and other protected sectoral groups. This presentation examines social and public policy priorities and outcomes, to reflect on the state of gender equality in Northern Ireland 25 years after the signing of the Agreement. It considers: how is the concept of equality understood and operationalised in policy making?; where has there been progress and what factors have inhibited progress towards gender equality?; and, what needs to happen to secure a more gender equal society in future? View the presentation slides and/or the accompanying briefing paper. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Reflections on Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and The Economy - Dr Graham Brownlow
The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement ended a three decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland. Dr Graham Brownlow of Queen’s University Belfast examines how peace has brought some economic improvements, including lower unemployment, higher wages for low earners and new industries arriving. But it also highlights how progress in other areas – particularly productivity – has been limited. View the presentation slides and/or read the accompanying briefing paper. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Reflections on Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and The Economy - Esmond Birnie
Senior Economist Esmond Birnie from Ulster University's presentation provides a retrospective assessment of an article published in 1998, which outlined a potential economic agenda for the then new Northern Ireland Assembly (Esmond Birnie and David Hitchens, “An economic agenda for the Northern Ireland Assembly”, Regional Studies, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 769-87). From a present day perspective, it examines key issues, including: was peace a sufficient condition for economic upsurge? And, how far was there a toxic trade-off with respect to environmental policy? As well as considering planning policy and competitiveness policy? And looking ahead, it concludes with some “forecasting” for the next 25 years.View the presentation slides and/or read the accompanying briefing paper. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Do you know the difference between the Assembly and Executive? What happens after an Assembly election? How a bill goes from idea to law? This podcast will try to explain the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Demystify some of the parliamentary procedures. Help you gain and insight and a better understanding of the political process and how you can get involved and make a difference. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.