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The Institute for the Liberal Arts

Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland

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*Photo Credit: Fiona Ward    

November 1-2, 2018
Gasson Hall, 100
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

“Transitional Justice puts survivors and victims at the heart of the process.  It commits to pursuing justice through truth. It aims to achieve not only individual justice, but a wider societal transition from more repressive times, to move from one era to another. Taking a transitional justice approach means that we will find out and record the truth, ensure accountability, make reparation, undertake institutional reform, and achieve reconciliation.”  Katherine Zappone, T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Éireann, Dublin. 9th March 2017

“Will the government consider a broader truth-telling process in respect to these and other historical abuses?” Ms. Felice Gaer, Deputy Chairperson, UN Committee Against Torture, Second Periodic Review of Ireland, Geneva, Switzerland. 28th July 2017


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Contact Information:

James Smith, PhD
Associate Professor, English Department & Irish Studies Program
Boston College

(617) 552-1596