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
Why do we prosecute after mass atrocities? What are the principles and functions of criminal justice in transitional societies? How does prosecution relate to other transitional justice mechanisms such as truth commissions and reparation? This course addresses the purpose of criminal justice in transitional justice contexts. It presents current theoretical debates and challenges in this area by discussing leading cases at international, regional and national levels.
Has international criminal justice worked in practice? What lessons have been learned from the International Criminal Court? What dilemmas are associated with amnesties for serious crimes such as genocide or crimes against humanity? This course looks at the practice of international criminal justice mechanisms. It examines their historical development and reflects on their contemporary practice.