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Summer School on Transitional Justice at the University of Ulster

Thanks to Fergal McGoldrick for drawing my attention to the first Summer School on Transitional Justice taking place this summer at the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Here is a brief description of the School:

The School will take place from 9th-13th June 2008 at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus. The Summer School is a weeklong residential course, consisting of a series of lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions on various transitional justice themes. 

The focus of this year’s School is on ‘dealing with the past’, and over the five days participants will look at the mechanisms that have been employed globally to this end by societies in transition. These include truth and reconciliation commissions, international criminal tribunals, inquiries and community-based approaches. The Summer School will also explore the challenges and dilemmas around issues such as amnesties, gender in transition, restorative justice, the role of victims and reparations.

Summer School Faculty include Professor Christine Bell (Transitional Justice Institute); Professor William A. Schabas (Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights and Member of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission); Professor Colm Campbell (Transitional Justice Institute); Dr. Phil Clark (Oxford University); Professor Fionnuala Ni Aoláin (Transitional Justice Institute), Dr. Brandon Hamber (INCORE)  The fee for the course is £450, which includes materials for the course, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, half-day tour and Summer School dinner.

For more information, please go here.

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