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
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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
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"
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
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.