The Essex Transitional Justice Network holds a lecture and workshop every year, inviting an expert
in the field of Transitional Justice to speak to members and associates of the Network.
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
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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
There will also be a
Panel Discussion with Catalina Diaz, Camilo Sánchez, Charles P. Abrahams,
Prof. Sabine Michalowski, Prof. Sheldon Leader and Dr. Clara Sandoval on the 8th June.
Paul Seils : "Current Challenges of Transitional Justice"
The Essex Transitional Justice Network is holding its fifth annual lecture on 29 April 2015 at the University of Essex,
and we are very happy to have Paul Seils, Vice-President of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, as our guest for this occasion.
Paul will be giving a lecture entitled 'Current Challenges of Transitional Justice'.
Attendance is free, and the lecture will also be streamed live to our website - please click HERE to view.
Professor Sir Paul Collier : 'Does Justice Have a
The Essex Transitional Justice Network held its fourth annual lecture on Tuesday 6 May 2014 at the University of Essex. Sir Paul Collier is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy
at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and a Fellow at St Antony’s College and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.
Professor Sir Paul Collier gave a lecture entitled 'Does Justice Have a Pay-off?' on the connection between transitional justice and development. A video of the event will be available on
the website shortly.
Pablo De Greiff
The speaker for the 2013 Annual Lecture was Pablo De Greiff, Director of Research at the
International Center of Transitional Justice in New York and the first United Nations
Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence.
Pablo De Greiff is a human rights activist who was born in Colombia and graduated from Yale University in 1986, and then
completed his PhD. at Northwestern University in 1992. He was Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the State
University of New York from 1992 to 2002, and Associate Professor there in 2000-2003. He was a Laurance S. Rockefeller
Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University, in 2000-2001.He joined the ICTJ in 2001 and
became the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence in 2012.
To watch a video of the lecture on our website click here
To read the report on the workshop, please click here.
ETJN Annual Lecture 16 May 2012
Professor Patricia Viseur Sellers
The speaker for the 2012 Annual Lecture was Professor Patricia
Patricia Sellers is a Visiting
Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, an
international lawyer and legal consultant in
international human rights law, international criminal
law, humanitarian law and human rights law. She is
special advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human
Rights and the Secretary-General’s Special
Representative for Children in Armed Conflict. From
1994-2007, Professor Sellers was the Legal Advisor for
Gender Related Crimes and Senior Acting Trial Attorney
in the Office of the Prosecutor for the International
Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.