Thank you to the following organisations who have funded our work


AHRC funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects. Their research provides social and cultural benefits and contributes to the economic success of the UK but also to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe.

Kieran McEvoy (Principal Investigator) received a follow-on funding grant from AHRC for the project: ‘Amnesties, Prosecution and the Public Interest in the Northern Ireland Transition’ (£95,999 - Nov 12 - Nov 14).   The aim of the 12-month project was to facilitate a process of knowledge exchange between the academic team, the project partner (Healing through Remembering) and key local actors on the role of amnesties and prosecution in dealing with the past in Northern Ireland.


The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). They are the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. They support independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and civil society. At any one time, ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes.

Kieran McEvoy (principal investigator) received £490,000 ESRC funding for a project entitled ‘Lawyers in Conflict and Transition’ (2013 - 2016). The project website can be found here.

He then received £545,0000 ESRC funding for a project titled ‘Apologies, Abuses and Dealing with the Past’ (2016-2020). The project website can be found here.

Since then, 'ESRC Accelerated Impact' funding (2019-2020), together with AHRC and Queens Business Alliance funding has enabled Kieran McEvoy’s team of academics from Queens and from CAJ to lead the conversation on dealing with the past in Northern Ireland. The outputs have been a range of practical and policy reports designed to assist the public conversation on these difficult and sensitive issues.  

Queens University Business Alliance

Business Alliance is part of the Research and Enterprise Directorate at Queen's University. It is responsible for promoting collaborative research between the University and non-academic partners, and for coordinating the University's relationships with many of its corporate research partners.

In 2014 Kieran McEvoy secured £45,000 in order to form a partnership with the NGO Committee on the Administration of Justice. This project focused on the human rights dimensions of past related proposals to emerge from the Haass negotiations. Key aims included: elaborating  a possible model – or series of models for dealing with the past; examining the necessary legal framework for such a model/models, including whether new legislation – at Westminster and/or Stormont – would be necessary; consulting widely with families, NGOs working with victims and legal practitioners on the issues; holding conferences and and publishing reports in order to provide expertise and insight on the debate on the past in Northern Ireland.