Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding (PACS6927)


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.

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1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive


class participation and role play (20%) and 1200wd reflection exercise (20%) and 3500wd essay (60%)

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