Essex Transitional Justice Network Workshops and Seminars

The Essex Transitional Justice Network has held a number of workshops and seminars since its inception.

ETJN 2013 Research Seminar

From 14th to 15th September 2013, the Essex Transitional Justice Network and the School of Law of the University of Essex held an international Research seminar on land issues and transitional justice.

ETJN 2012 Research Seminar

From 8th to 9th September 2012 the Essex Transitional Justice Network and the School of Law of the University of Essex held their third international Research seminar on the economic and social dimensions of transitional justice, funded by the British Academy. The aim of the seminar was to contribute to advancing the theoretical conceptualization of the economic and social dimensions of transitional justice. The discussants were asked to address the following questions:

  • What are the economic and social issues that are relevant to TJ?
  • What are the benefits of broadening TJ mechanisms in this way, and what are potential drawbacks?
  • How can the inclusion of socio-economic factors be achieved?
  • And how can socio-economic issues specific to TJ be distinguished from general problems surrounding the violation of economic and
  • Are these the right questions to be asked in order to advance the discussion of the economic and social dimensions of TJ, or which questions should, instead, be addressed?

To read the seminar discussion paper, please click here.

    
  • 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.