Transitional Justice, Memory and Culture

Transitional Justice, Memory and Culture

03.04.2017 – 07.04.2017

The challenge of dealing with the aftermath of violent conflict continues to trouble countries throughout the world. In response to that challenge, the ever-expanding field of transitional justice proposes a range of practical measures to potentially assist societies emerging from oppressive rule or armed conflict.

So far, however, relatively little attention has been paid to the role of memory, history and culture in transitional processes. What roles can culture as ‘memory work’ play in contexts of transitional justice? Do cultural initiatives such as public memorials, theatre performances, film screenings and photo exhibitions ‘work’ as avenues for coming to terms with the past and preventing future atrocities? What is the role of education and history in processes of social transformation? Is there a duty to preserve memory, and what is the potential contribution of archives in this respect? What are some of the practical challenges faced by memorialization efforts around the world?

The Transitional Justice Spring School 2017 aims to address these complex questions through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme featuring leading experts.


Villa Moynier (rue de Lausanne 120B) Genève

Organisé par

Académie de droit international humanitaire et de droits humains

entrée libre (inscription requise)


Catégorie: Formation


Date limite d'inscription: 27.03.2017