Seminar on Transitional Justice and Building Peace
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Deadline for application: 12 June 2013
This seminar aims to provide strategic support for capacity building and knowledge sharing for diplomats, UN Staff, Civil Society and Academia who cover rule of law, international justice and peace building issues at the United Nations. This seminar will specifically focus on promoting and implementing transitional justice modalities and the link to building peace.
In a post conflict environment, or in a conflict affected environment, the desire and necessity for accountability, for healing and for rule of law are paramount in building peace. As the Secretary-General noted, “transitional justice initiatives promote accountability, reinforce respect for human rights and are critical to fostering the strong levels of civic trust required to bolster rule of law reform, economic development and democratic governance”. (See S/2011/234). The dimensions of transitional justice may encompasses both judicial and non-judicial mechanisms, all elements of the justice and rule of law agenda as well as reconciliation processes, such as dealing with truth and trauma.
In this seminar, we will explore transitional justice in terms of (1) criminal prosecutions; (2) truth commissions; (3) reconciliation processes; and, (4) institutional reform. Further, it will reflect on the role of transitional justice in the broader purposes of promoting and building peace. Some of the featured speakers will include Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Paul Seils, Vice President of the International Center for Transitional Justice, Dr. Richard Mollica, Harvard Medical School, founding Director of Harvard Refugee Trauma Center and author of Healing the Invisible Wounds.
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