On Thursday 14 September 2017, swisspeace is organising a roundtable entitled ‘Justice Mosaics: How Context Shapes Transitional Justice Processes’ at the University of Basel in Switzerland, with the participation of Roger Duthie, Director of Research, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).
Transitional justice has become established as a policy response designed to address human rights violations in the aftermath of civil war, authoritarian regimes or occupation, but it is also mobilised in contexts that are not undergoing political transitions. Along with this expansion of the field, scholars and practitioners have increasingly observed a problematic tendency to reproduce similar approaches in diverse socio-political environments, and in disconnection to the specificities of local contexts.
This roundtable will present the key findings of a multiyear research project conducted by ICTJ, which examines the challenges and opportunities in pursuing transitional justice strategies across different contexts. These findings have recently been published in the book ‘Justice Mosaics: How Context Shapes Transitional Justice in Fractured Societies‘ co-edited by Roger Duthie and Paul Seils.
If you are interested in attending this event, please register here.
In case of any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Bernath.