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GSG-REG Expert Workshop

THE RULE OF LAW AND GRASSROOTS JUSTICE: RETHINKING THE STATE, CIVIL SOCIETY AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE
27 November 2012

Join our international panel of experts:

Dr. Arnaud Kurze (George Mason University, USA)

Ms. Hela Boujneh (University of Sousse, Tunisia)

Prof. Dr. Caroline Fournet (Groningen/Law)

Dr. André de Hoogh (Groningen/Law)

Dr. Christopher K. Lamont (Groningen/IRIO)

Prof. Dr. Andrej Zwitter (Groningen/Law and IRIO)

Transitional justice, as a field of study and practice, has experienced a rapid growth since the mid-1990s when it first emerged within the discipline of law. Not only did it respond to sweeping political change in Latin America, but also in post-communist Europe and post-cold war intra-state violent conflict. Contemporary transitional justice practice now contains within its toolbox a diverse set of legal mechanisms that are all aimed at dealing with the legacy of past human right abuses. These legal mechanisms include international and hybrid tribunals, truth commissions, reparations, and amnesties, among others. Nevertheless, despite this diversity in practice, transitional justice processes are often state led initiatives. Drawing from examples in North Africa, the Balkans and Southeast Asia, this expert panel will reflect on both the state of transitional justice and transitional justice beyond the state to examine the role of non-state actors in shaping transitional justice policies.

When? 27 November, 9 AM - 4 PM

Where? Bloemstraat 36, room BL0018

Last modified:11 October 2021 12.21 p.m.

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