Pierre Hazan is Special Adviser on Transitional Justice at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Editorial Adviser at JusticeInfo.net and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel.
He is a leading expert in transitional justice, international justice, humanitarian action and the role of media in conflict, post-conflict and crisis zones. As the former diplomatic correspondent for the daily newspapers Libération (Paris) and Le Temps (Geneva), he has been a close observer of many conflicts (in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and the Middle East).
His published works include Justice in a Time of War (Texas A&M University Press, 2004), Judging War, Judging History: Behind Peace and Reconciliation (Stanford University Press, 2010) and La Paix contre la Justice? (André Versaille, 2010). He is also the editor of The Tenth Anniversary of the International Criminal Court: The Challenges of Complementarity (Politorbis, Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2012).
Pierre Hazan is a member of the International Contact Group of the Basque Country, co-organizers of the 2011 Peace Conference, which led to the end of political violence in the Basque Country.
He is also a lecturer at the Geneva University of Art and Design, where he co-chairs a research project on Memories in Divided Societies and lectures at the Geneva Centre for Education and Training in Humanitarian Action.
The Transitional Justice Spring School 2017 aims to address the roles of memory and culture in transitional justice processes through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme.