politicization of human rights in Northern Ireland, the end to the IRA’s military campaign Good Friday Agreement


Jennifer Curtis, author of Human Rights as War by Other Means, traces the use of rights discourse in Northern Ireland's politics from the local civil rights campaigns of the 1960s to present-day activism for truth recovery and LGBT equality. While reading this remarkable study, I asked myself to what extent her criticism of human “rights discourse has functioned as a war by other means” in Northern Ireland.