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Louise Mallinder

QUB

Louise Mallinder is a Professor of Law at Queen's University Belfast, School of Law. Within her broad interests in international human rights law, international criminal law and law and politics in political transitions, Louise has a particular research interest and expertise in amnesty laws, the role of lawyers as transitional actors, and socio-legal research methods related to transitional justice. She has conducted fieldwork in numerous locations including Northern Ireland, Cambodia, Chile, South Africa, Israel, Palestine, Tunisia, Argentina, Uruguay, Uganda and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Nuffield Foundation and the Socio-Legal Studies Association. In addition, Louise's monograph was awarded the 2009 Hart SLSA Early Career Award and was jointly awarded the 2009 British Society of Criminology Book Prize. Louise is also a member of the AHRC and ESRC Peer-Review Colleges and the Institute for Integrated Transitions Law and Peace Practice Group. In addition, Louise is the Chair of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, a human rights non-governmental organisation in Northern Ireland.

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