Cath Collins


Tuesday, April 18, 2017


6:00 pm


Rockefeller Hall 300-Auditorium

Cath Collins is Professor of Transitional Justice at Ulster University, Northern Ireland and Director of the Transitional Justice Observatory at the Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile (, Observatorio JT). The Observatory works closely with relatives’ associations, human rights activists, and forensic, judicial and legal professionals concerned with truth and accountability for past atrocity crimes, and is a founder member of the Latin American Transitional Justice Network Cath Collins has published widely on human rights, including the books ‘From Impunity towards Accountability: Transitional Justice in Latin America’ (2016, co00adedited); 'The Politics of Memory in Chile' (2014, co00adedited) and 'Post00adTransitional Justice: Human Rights Trials in Chile and El Salvador' (2010). She has lived in Chile, Bolivia and Brazil for around 20 years, initially as a youth and community worker, prison visitor, and in HIV work, and currently shares her time between Northern Ireland and Chile. She is a qualified translator (MA Queen's University Belfast), and holds first and higher degrees in Latin American politics from the universities of Cambridge, London and Lancaster (UK).

Beth Mccormick

Political Science Department