An Introduction to the Amnesties, Conflict and Peace Agreement Database

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


How and why are amnesties used in response to conflict, and how can choices within amnesty design complement inclusive peacebuilding?

In this webinar, Prof Louise Mallinder of Queen’s University Belfast will introduce the new Amnesties, Conflict, and Peace Agreement Database (ACPA) that she has created in conjunction with PSRP. ACPA covers amnesties that were granted during ongoing conflicts, as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods between 1990-2016. Prof Mallinder’s presentation will use the findings from this database to demonstrate the diversity in how and why amnesties are used in response to conflict and to explore how choices within amnesty design can complement inclusive peacebuilding.
Period16 Nov 2020
Held atUniversity of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • amnesties
  • peace agreements
  • transitional justice
  • databases