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Exploring common themes in transitional justice

Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm SAST

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This is the final session in the (Im)Possibilities of a Comparative Approach to Transitional Justice Online Discussion Forum.

Register for this session using the link: https://bit.ly/3LKCi5G

Transitional Justice (TJ) developed as a concept of being able to bring truth, justice, reconciliation and democracy to countries emerging from conflict or authoritarianism. However, with the expansion of the field, more and more contradictions have appeared as to how to implement TJ-policy successfully. Is there a value in comparing the approaches of different countries, or are their experiences so fundamentally different and unique that any attempt to see one approach as a ‘model’ proves counterproductive?


Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu (許家馨) is an Associate Research Professor of the Institute of Law, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. His research interests include legal philosophy and comparative constitutional law. Currently he leads an interdisciplinary project exploring the ethical foundations for Taiwan’s transitional justice and political reconciliation.
Helen Scanlon
is the convenor of the Justice and Transformation Programme in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Before joining UCT, she was the Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice’s (ICTJ) Gender Justice Programme.
Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, is a China specialist with a special focus on contemporary history and politics. She was a professor of Sinology at the University of Vienna until she went into retirement in October 2020 and has published extensively on topics related to historiography, memory studies and international relations.

Moderator: Aleksandar Novakovic


Jul 6
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm SAST


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