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Reconciliation and Human Rights in Northern Ireland: A False Dichotomy?

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dc.contributor.author Beirne, Maggie
dc.contributor.author Knox, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T10:26:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T10:26:22Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Maggie Beirne and Colin Knox; 2013; Reconciliation and Human Rights in Northern Ireland: A False Dichotomy?; Journal of Human Rights Practice; http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/2285 ru_RU
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/2285
dc.description.abstract Peace building interventions in Northern Ireland have attracted at least two approaches—those which advocate from a human rights-based perspective, and others which promote community relations and reconciliation as a methodology to build and consolidate peace. These interventions have been seen by many practitioners as competing and mutually exclusive. Broadly expressed, human rights participators described their work as primarily about challenging governments; it focuses on issues of accountability; it relies on the law and legally imposed frameworks; it is a mixture of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ law; it has, for some human rights practitioners, a confused stance regarding the overlap between civil and political rights on the one hand, and economic, social and cultural rights on the other; and it relies greatly on international concepts, standards, and campaigning. Exponents of reconciliation, on the other hand, argued that their work is primarily about bottom-up human dynamics and relationship-building; the creation of trust as a prerequisite to working together and breaking down barriers; and, the importance of processes as much or more than the eventual product (on the ‘how’ as much as, or at least before, the ‘what’). Drawing on primary qualitative data from activists in both ‘camps’, this article will evaluate if these approaches represent a false dichotomy which fails to acknowledge potential synergies. ru_RU
dc.language.iso en ru_RU
dc.publisher Journal of Human Rights Practice ru_RU
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject conflict ru_RU
dc.subject peace ru_RU
dc.subject reconciliation ru_RU
dc.subject transitional justice ru_RU
dc.title Reconciliation and Human Rights in Northern Ireland: A False Dichotomy? ru_RU
dc.type Article ru_RU


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