Transitional justice is a multifaceted concept that seeks to address the profound challenges posed by societies transitioning from conflict, authoritarian rule, or oppression to a more stable and just state of affairs. This seminar, titled “Transitional Justice in the Regional and Global Contexts,” aims to examine the complex dynamics of transitional justice through a comparative lens, focusing on case studies in regions across Asia, Europe, and South Africa. The seminar delves into the intricate relationships among violence, justice, memory, and legacy in diverse socio-political contexts. It explores the ways in which these factors interplay and influence the transitional justice mechanisms implemented, emphasizing the significance of addressing historical injustices while promoting reconciliation and stability.

Furthermore, by drawing on the experiences of these regions, the seminar highlights the variations in transitional justice theories and practices, shedding light on the unique challenges each region has faced and the innovative solutions they have developed. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of addressing past atrocities, the power of collective memory, the quest for justice, and the enduring legacy of transitional justice efforts on the broader global landscape.

The seminar provides a platform for in-depth discussions, the exchange of ideas, and the exploration of best practices in the field of transitional justice. To enable a diverse and inclusive exchange, the seminar lecturer also invites several scholars who specialize in these regions as guest lecturers in several sessions. By bringing together scholars and students from various disciplines to engage in an enriching dialogue, the seminar promises to be a valuable opportunity to foster critical thinking and advance our knowledge of the challenges and opportunities associated with the pursuit of justice in post-conflict and post-authoritarian societies.

Semester: ST 2024