Transforming Justice Responses to Historical/Non-recent Institutional Abuses

In this episode, Prof Anne-Marie McAlinden (Queen’s University Belfast), Dr Marie Keenan (University College Dublin), and Dr James Gallen (Dublin City University) discuss their ongoing research project, Transforming Justice: An All-Island Examination of Justice Responses to Historical/Non-recent Institutional Abuses.

They speak to interviewer Dr Lauren Dempster (Queen’s University Belfast) about the background to this project and their methods and share their reflections on conducting research in this area.

Prof McAlinden, Dr Keenan and Dr Gallen explore the justice responses that we have seen so far in the context of historical/non-recent institutional abuse on the island of Ireland, North and South, and provide an update on what is currently happening in terms of responding to institutional abuse.

You can learn more about the project at and read the team’s 2023 report, Non-recent Institutional Abuses and Inquiries: Truth, Acknowledgement, Accountability and Procedural Justice here: