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NIHRC dissertation prize winner

12 Jan 2023

We are delighted to extend our congratulations to Fiona MacGregor, who has been awarded the ‘Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission Dissertation Prize’ for the best Masters dissertation submitted to the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University. Fiona’s dissertation "Whose Rape is it Anyway?", explored UN responses to opportunistic sexual violence in protracted refugee settings, was described by its examiners as a brilliant mature piece of work, demonstrating critical insight and a sophisticated approach to methodology.

Alyson Kilpatrick, Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, said:

On behalf of the Commission, I offer my congratulations to Fiona MacGregor, winner of this year’s Transitional Justice Institute/Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission Dissertation Prize. We commend Fiona for this fantastic achievement and wish her the very best in her future career. We are also delighted to continue to work in partnership with the Transitional Justice Institute in promoting human rights education.

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