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GFA @ 25: State Accountability

The Good Friday Agreement @ 25

Art of Conflict Transformation Spring 2023 Event Series

Celebrating & critically examining the historic 1998 British/Irish peace accord


State Accountability & Dealing with the Legacy of the Past
After the Historic 1998 British/Irish Peace Accord
April 20 @ 4-5:30pm EDST

Video recording of event

Panelists will explore the role of the courts and victim/survivor-centered initiatives in holding the State accountable for human rights violations in the absence of agreed upon post conflict mechanisms to address the past. Included will be a discussion of the highly controversial 2022 Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill. 

Gráinne Teggart (bio)
Deputy Programme Director-Northern Ireland, Amnesty International UK 

Padraig Ó Muirigh (bio)  
Ó Muirigh Solicitors, Conflict Legacy Cases Specialisation  

John Teggart (bio)  
Family representative, Ballymurphy Massacre Committee 

Dr. Leah Wing (moderator) (bio)   
UMass Amherst Legal Studies faculty 
Member, Healing Through Remembering, Belfast


Sponsored by
Office of the Chancellor, Legal Studies Program, UMass Women into Leadership and Falls Community Council (Belfast)

Co-sponsored by
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Women for UMass Amherst, Center for Justice, Law, and Societies, Graduate School, Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, SBS Conference and Visitor Grants, Commonwealth Honors College, College of Education, anonymous College of Education faculty member, Modern European Studies Program, Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy, Center for Women & Community, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, Auxiliary Enterprises, Facility Services, Quabbin Mediation Program; this program was made possible (in part) by a grant from the UMass Arts Council

The Art of Conflict Transformation Event Series brings to UMass scholars, artists, and conflict resolvers to explore the geography of conflict; the spaces in and on which conflict has been imprinted and expressed, and the emerging terrains of resistance, resilience, and transformation.