Louise Mallinder

Professor

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20062019
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Research Interests

Professor Mallinder's research interests relate to the fields of international human rights law, international criminal law, and law and politics in political transitions. Within these areas of research, she has a longstanding and internationally recognised expertise in amnesty laws, and in recent years, she has worked on projects relating to the role of lawyers as transitional actors, dealing with the past in Northern Ireland, and socio-legal research methods related to transitional justice. As part of multiple collaborative research projects, she has carried out fieldwork in a number of transitional contexts including Cambodia, Chile, South Africa, Israel, Palestine, Tunisia, Argentina, Uruguay, Uganda and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Nuffield Foundation, the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and the Department for International Development.

Teaching

Professor Mallinder's current teaching focuses on international human rights law, human rights practice, research methods and theories, and constitutional law. She also has extensive experience of teaching transitional justice.

Achievements

Professor Mallinder is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Higher Education Academy. She has been awarded the British Society of Criminology Book Prize (jointly awarded) and the Hart Socio-Legal Studies Association Early Career Prize. She is also a member of the Institute for Integrated Transitions Law and Peace Practice Group, the Royal Irish Academy's Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Committee, and the ESRC and AHRC Peer Review Colleges. In addition, she is Chair of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, a human rights non-governmental organisation based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Particulars

Louise Mallinder is Professor of Law at Queen's University Belfast, appointed in 2018. She was previously a Professor of Human Rights and International Law at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University. She holds a PhD, an LLM in human rights law, and BA in economic and social history and politics, all from Queen's University Belfast. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice from Ulster University.

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Research Output 2006 2019

Amnesties and Inclusive Political Settlements

Mallinder, L., 08 Jan 2019, Edinburgh: Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh. 84 p. (PA-X Report: Transitional Justice Series)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File
amnesty
peace
peace process
political conflict
grant

Commission for Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland)

Mallinder, L., 31 May 2019, (Accepted) Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. Stan, L. & Nedelsky, N. (eds.). 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Metaconflict and International Human Rights Law in Dealing with the Past

Mallinder, L., 01 Jun 2019, In : Cambridge International Law Journal. 8, 1, p. 5-38 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

human rights
political actor
narrative
wage conflict
Law

Rethinking Peace and Justice

Mallinder, L. & Slye, R., 23 Sep 2019, Barcelona: Institute for Integrated Transitions. 10 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
peace
justice
international law
amnesty
group practice

Prizes

British Society of Criminology Book Prize (jointly awarded)

Louise Mallinder (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Louise Mallinder (Recipient), 19 Mar 2019

Prize: Election to learned society

Hart Socio-Legal Studies Association Early Career Prize

Louise Mallinder (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2004 2020

The Experts’ Guide to Effective Mentoring in Higher Education Settings

Louise Mallinder (Organiser), Conor McCormick (Organiser)
11 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The Amsterdam Dialogue

Louise Mallinder (Participant)
06 May 201907 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

US Law and Society Association (External organisation)

Louise Mallinder (Member)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Unpacking the Use of Amnesties in Conflict and Peace

Louise Mallinder (Invited speaker)
11 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Television panel discussion on Northern Ireland legacy issues

Louise Mallinder

04/03/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Law and the Legacy of Conflict

Louise Mallinder

07/02/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Legacy debate on ITV's View from Stormont

Louise Mallinder

01/10/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Television interview on the legacy consultation in Northern Ireland

Louise Mallinder

14/05/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Recorded television interview with UTV's View from Stormont

Louise Mallinder

20/11/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment