September 2017 - August 2018
Application start 15 November 2016
Application end 12 March 2017
Application end (with scholarship) 30 January 2017
Module 1 - The Legal, Ethical and Conceptual Frameworks of Transitional Justice / Module 2 - Human Rights in Transitional Contexts / Module 3 - Institutional Reform and the Rule of Law / Module 4 - Transitional Justice, Development and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights / Module 5 - Criminal Justice and the Fight against Impunity
Should transitional justice address questions of poverty, systematic inequality and discrimination, or should it rather be limited to serious political and civil rights violations, such as enforced disappearances and torture? How can economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) be implemented concretely in post-conflict or post-authoritarian contexts? What practical challenges are likely to arise? This course provides an introduction to the protection and promotion of ESCR at international, regional and national levels. It explores critically the challenges that may arise when these rights are implemented in post-conflict situations.
What is the relationship between transitional justice and development? How can social justice claims be addressed in transitional societies? What is the role of culture in transitional justice? This course explores systematically and comprehensively the concept of development (economic, social, cultural, ecological) and its significance in the context of transitional justice. In addition, it reflects critically on innovative concepts like transformative justice as a way of rethinking the field.