Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding (PACS6927)


Transitional Justice comprises judicial and non-judicial mechanisms designed to deal with past human rights violations and the transition to a more peaceful and democratic future. This unit examines the evolution of transitional justice theory and practice, including truth commissions, trials and traditional practices, and assesses the contribution of transitional justice to peace-building in such contexts as post-apartheid South Africa and post-genocide Cambodia and Rwanda.

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6-day intensive seminar or equivalent (36hrs total)


1xRole play exercise equivalent to 400wds (10%), 1x1200wd short assignment (30%), 1x3000wd final Essay (60%),

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