Post-Conflict & Transitional Justice Seminar

Course Catalog Number: 
5703
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Seminar
Graduation Requirements: 
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
Seminar - 3rd Year Priority

This seminar will introduce students to the field of post-conflict or transitional justice. Transitional justice as a field refers to a wide range of approaches that societies undertake to reckon with legacies of widespread or systematic human rights abuse as they move from a period of violent conflict or oppression towards peace, democracy, the rule of law, and respect for individual and collective rights. In theory and practice, the aim of transitional justice mechanisms is to confront legacies of abuse and repression in a broad and holistic manner that encompasses retributive justice, restorative justice, social justice, and economic justice. As a field, transitional justice focuses on several approaches to confronting the past, including: prosecutions, truth-seeking mechanisms, reparations, reform of abusive institutions and lustration. The seminar will also explore several crosscutting issues, including the role of amnesty during transition, initiatives aimed at engendering reconciliation as well as other approaches to addressing human rights violations such as distributive justice strategies.

Course Offerings 2017-2018

Term Class #
Fall Term 2017-2018 30149
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Course Offerings 2016-2017

Term Class #
Spring Term 2016-2017 30101
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Course Offerings 2015-2016

Term Class #
Fall Term 2015-2016 28958
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