Prof Christine Bell and Prof Louise Mallinder are taking part in academic panel sessions at Agreement 25, a three-day conference hosted at Queen’s University Belfast in April to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.
Reflecting on peacebuilding efforts in Northern Ireland before and after implementation of the Agreement highlights key research findings, focusing on themes of national identity, transitional justice, women’s inclusion and gender equality.
PeaceRep researchers will join global political leaders at Agreement 25, a three-day conference hosted at Queen’s University Belfast in April to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.
PeaceRep’s Executive Director, Prof Christine Bell, will participate in an academic panel session on Tuesday 18 April with a focus on Rights and Social Justice. Prof Louise Mallinder, who leads PeaceRep research on amnesties, will chair the Legacy panel session on the same day.
Other conference participants include the Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Secretary Hillary R. Clinton, and Former President of the United States, President Bill Clinton.
Exploring the Agreement and the Northern Ireland Peace Process
Monday 10 April marked 25 years since the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement (GF/BA), a historic multi-party peace agreement, was signed by representatives of the UK and Irish governments and Northern Ireland’s political parties. The GF/BA sought to end three decades of conflict in Northern Ireland, known as the Troubles, by creating a new and enduring power-sharing arrangement.
In the years leading up to reaching the Agreement in 1998, the Northern Ireland peace process involved multi-party participation for the implementation of ceasefires, decommissioning of paramilitary organisations, and multilateral negotiations, as well as the development of complementary agreements in the years following.
In addition to the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, the PA-X Database contains 34 other peace agreements related to the Northern Ireland peace process.
Research and Resources on the Northern Ireland Peace Process
PeaceRep and the Political Settlements Research Programme – PeaceRep’s predecessor programme – have shared research findings on key elements of peacebuilding efforts before and after implementation of the GF/BA, including national identity, transitional justice, women’s inclusion and gender equality in Northern Ireland.
Browse reports and resources on the Northern Ireland Peace Process in the table below