Essex Transitional Justice Network Events

The TJN hosts a number of workshops and public meetings throughout the year at the University of Essex to provide exclusive insights into key transitional justice issues. Our events are also a forum to enrich the discussion on our different thematic areas and to create a space to present different and informed views.

Our Seventh Annual Lecture will be held on the 13 July 2017, at the University of Essex. Our last annual lecture, which was held on the 6 June 2016 with guest speaker Catalina Diaz. For more details on ETJN events, please see our conference, summer school, seminar and lecture pages or take a look at our Events Timeline page.

The other domain of ETJN activities is in Transitional Justice and the Arts.The Transitional Justice Network runs a monthly film series, and organises a number of other kinds of activities, such as exhibitions and plays. For example, from November 2012 to March 2013 Escala ran an exhibition entitled "Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition" at Firstsite, Colchester, which was guest curated by TJN co-convenor Sanja Bahun. In November 2013, the University of Essex, in collaboration with the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), and the Human Rights Centre also held an event focussing on Chile in the forty years since the ousting of Salvador Allende.

Previous events are also archived on both the film library and speaker series pages.

    
  • ETJN EVENTS TIMELINE


    ETJN Annual Lecture 13 July 2017

    Yasmin Sooka : "Transitional Justice: Lessons from African experiences"

    The Essex Transitional Justice Network is holding its seventh annual lecture on 13 July 2017 at the University of Essex, and we are very happy to have Yasmin Sooka, as our guest speaker.

    Yasmin will be giving a lecture entitled 'Transitional Justice: Lessons from African experiences'.

    Attendance is free, but places are limited, please reserve your place by booking a free place via evenbrite. Any queries, please contact lawhrcevents@essex.ac.uk.



    ETJN Panel Discussion 08 June 2016: "The Role of third Party Actors in Transitional Justice"

    Armed conflicts and/or repression are often connected to a broad range of human rights violations. The State has the duty to respect, protect and fulfil its citizens’ rights, including the prevention of third party interference with the enjoyment of these rights. To the extent that third party actors, such as corporations, contribute to human rights violations during conflict or repression, it needs to be addressed what role they can play in the transition to peace and/or democracy. Questions to be discussed by the panellists include why it is important to involve third party actors in transitional justice processes; and what kind of involvement, eg criminal prosecutions, truthfinding or reparation, is most appropriate.

    Panelists include Catalina Diaz, Camilo Sánchez, Charles P. Abrahams, Prof. Sabine Michalowski, Prof. Sheldon Leader and Dr. Clara Sandoval.

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:00-12:00, at EBS.2.65, Colchester Campus, University of Essex.


    ETJN Annual Lecture 07 June 2016

    Catalina Diaz : "Negotiating Peace in Compliance with International Law: The Case of Colombia"

    The Essex Transitional Justice Network is holding its sixth annual lecture on 07 June 2016 at the University of Essex, and we are very happy to have Catalina Diaz, Director of the Transitional Justice Unit, Colombian Ministry of Justice, as our guest for this occasion.

    Catalina will be giving a lecture entitled 'Negotiating Peace in Compliance with International Law: The Case of Colombia'.

    Attendance is free, but places are limited, as capacity is limited, please reserve your place by sending an email to mkross@essex.ac.uk.


    Argentina Week: Argentina 1976-2016: Activism, Memorialisation and Complicity

    "Transitional Justice and Complicity in Argentina as part of Argentina Week: Argentina 1976-2016: Activism, Memorialisation and Complicity"

    Various

    Wednesday 9 March 2016, 14:00- 16:00, in room CB.14 in the Constable Building at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

    The seminar will start with an introduction to relevant art works by León Ferrari and Marisa Rueda by a member of ESCALA, followed by a talk by Professor Sabine Michalowski (Director of the ETJN) on transitional justice in Argentina and panel discussion with Professor Sheldon Leader (Director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project), Paula Fiorni (University of Essex, ISER), and Professor Michalowski on complicity and transitional justice.