Siobhán Wills is a professor of law at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University. She was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship 2015-2016 to research use of force by Chapter VII mandated peacekeepers operating in situations where there is no armed conflict and was subsequently awarded an AHRC research grant 2016-2017 to make a documentary film, jointly with Prof McLaughlin (QUB), about peacekeeping in Haiti. She is a member of the International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force and of the Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee. Prior to her appointment at Ulster University she held the Ariel Sallows Visiting Chair in Human Rights at the University of Saskatchewan. She has also taught at University College Cork, where she was Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights. She has been a visiting fellow at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London; a Fulbright Fellow; a Hauser Global Fellow at NYU; and a Fellow on the Harvard Human Rights Program. She has published widely on international humanitarian law issues, peacekeeping, and protection of civilians.
Click here to read a forthcoming article by Siobhan from the Human Rights Quarterly, November 2018 – ‘Use of Deadly Force by Peacekeepers Operating Outside of Armed Conflict Situations: What Laws Apply?’
Cahal McLaughin is Chair of Film Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, Director of the Prisons Memory Archive (www.prisonsmemoryarchive.com) and director of the Centre for Documentary Research at QUB (www.cdr.qub.ac.uk). As a documentary filmmaker, he has engaged with methods of how we might address the legacy of conflicted pasts in ways that acknowledge the vulnerability of our memories and the contested nature of our narratives. His other films include Armagh Stories: Voices from the Gaol (2015), on the female prison during the Troubles in the North of Ireland, We Never Give Up II (2012), on reparations in South Africa. His publications include Recording Memories from Political Conflict: a filmmaker’s journey (2010) Intellect, and Who Tells What to Whom and How: the Prisons Memory Archive http://www.p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e.org/?p=139.