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Insights into Truth & Reconciliation
This is the second webinar of three precursor events leading up to our 2021 Cumberland Lodge Police Conference on ‘Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation’.

This series examines criminal justice approaches to addressing historical wrongs in society. In particular, it explores the role of the police in promoting successful and enduring reconciliation and the pursuit of wider social justice.

This webinar takes the format of a conversation between Jonathan Powell, CEO of Inter Mediate and former Chief Negotiator on Northern Ireland, and Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson QPM from Lincolnshire Constabulary. You will also be able to ask questions via our live Q&A session.

We will discuss truth commissions and reconciliation. We turn to the case study of Northern Ireland and we examine how it confronts its troubled past and revisits past crimes and large-scale disruption. In particular, we examine the role of police organisations in rebuilding trust in justice and the state and the challenges faced in that process.

You can follow this series on social media: #clTowardsJustice

Feb 10, 2021 11:00 AM in London

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Speakers

Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson QPM
@Lincolnshire Constabulary
Kerrin was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in July 2018, having previously been Head of Cleveland & Durham (Police) Special Operations Unit. Kerrin has 25 years of service with four North East Forces starting with Northumbria Police in 1992 and the bulk of her service with Cleveland Constabulary before moving to North Yorkshire Police on promotion to Chief Inspector and then joining Durham Constabulary in 2013 as a Superintendent. Kerrin has a background in a variety of disciplines at all levels of her career from operational uniform, CID and specialist roles. Kerrin has also undertaken regional and national responsibilities in the hostage negotiating world and has been deployed internationally in this capacity both on operational deployments and reviewing New South Wales Police effectiveness in a terrorist siege. She is a keen advocate of the equality agenda, in particular supporting BME & Women’s aspirations both within the police service and wider afield.
Jonathan Powell
CEO @Inter Mediate
Jonathan is CEO of Inter Mediate, the charity he founded in 2011 to work on conflict resolution around the world. Jonathan worked on the negotiations with ETA in the Basque country, on the negotiations in Colombia with the FARC and on the peace negotiations in Mozambique. Inter Mediate is currently working on 14 conflicts. Jonathan was Chief of Staff to Tony Blair from 1995 to 2007 and from 1997 to 2007 was also Chief British Negotiator on Northern Ireland. From 1978-79 he was a broadcast journalist with the BBC and Granada TV and from 1979 to 1994 a British Diplomat. He is the author of ‘Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland’, ‘The New Machiavelli, How to Wield Power in the Modern World’ and ‘Talking to Terrorists, How to End Armed Conflict’.