Event Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Event Type: Conference
Location: Riddel Hall

This conference brings together victims, practitioners and academics who have been working on reparations to discuss the challenges of delivering redress. The conference is based on the AHRC funded Reparations, Responsibility and Victimhood in Transitional Societies project has interviewed over 250 individuals across six countries (Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Nepal, Northern Ireland and Uganda), including ex-fighters, victims, civil society actors, government officials and donors. The conference will include the launch of the final project outputs, which consist of two handbooks – one on engaging non-state armed groups on reparations; another on the role of civil society and donors in supporting reparations – along with guidelines on the implementation of reparations in post-conflict societies. The conference will be in person, but for those who are unable to make it, proceedings will also be live streamed and recorded.

Introduction and Welcome 0930-0945

• Luke Moffett

Keynote – 0945-1015

• Ian Jeffers (CVSNI)

Session 1 – 1015-1130

Victims and Victimhood

• Mark Kelly (Wave)

• Eva Willems (Marburg)

• James Gallen (DCU)

• SEFF representative

Chair: Kieran McEvoy

Coffee break – 1130-1200

Session 2 – 1200-1300

Reparations for Armed Conflict

• Kevin Hearty (QUB) – bereaved

• Ruben Carranza (ICTJ) – implementation challenges

• Kieran McEvoy (QUB) – NSAG

• Stephen Oola (RJMEC) – the challenges of reparations in post-conflict societies

Chair: Anna Bryson

Lunch – 1300-1400

Session 3 – 1400-1500

The Role of Civil Society and other organisations in Supporting Reparations

• Paul Gallagher (Wave)

• Julie Guillerot (GSF)

• Andrée Murphy (RFJ)

• Igor Cvetkovski (former IOM)

Chair: James Gallen

Session 4 – 1500-1600

Launch of the Belfast Guidelines on Implementing Reparations

• Alejandra Vicente (Redress)

• Clara Sandoval (GSF)

• Peter Dixon (Brandeis)

• Luke Moffett

Close – 1600-1630

Luke Moffett

Arts & Humanities Research Council
Queens University Belfast