Units of Study

PACS6927 - Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Semester 2b, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Rose Lambourne

Description

Transitional justice is a rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field of study focussing on processes dealing with past human rights violations and the transition to a more peaceful and democratic state. This unit examines the evolution of transitional justice theory and practice, including truth commissions, trials and traditional practices, in such contexts as post-apartheid South Africa and post-genocide Cambodia and Rwanda. Issues discussed include the various types of justice, accountability, truth, reconciliation and reparations, and the challenges of balancing justice and peace.

Assessments

class participation & role play (20%), 1x1200wd reflection exercise (20%) and 1x3500wd essay (60%)

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive

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