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Dr Rachel Killean


Rachel Killean is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and a Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast.


Her research is centred around responses to violence and transitions from conflict, with a particular focus on environmental harm and sexual and gender based violence.

Rachel is interested in the impact that periods of conflict have on the environment, and the challenges associated with recognising and redressing such harms. She recently collaborated on a research project exploring the possibilities of participatory filmmaking as a means of raising awareness of conservation and indigenous issues in post-conflict Cambodia. She has also published on the topic of ecocide and reparations for environmental harm at the International Criminal Court – this research has been quoted by media in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Australia.

She is currently working on a book project exploring the possibilities of a ‘green’ transitional justice.


For more information and a list of publications see Rachel’s academic profile: