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Transformative Justice: Global Perspectives Conference

Thursday 12 - Friday 13 May, 2011

This international network, led by the Centre for Global Development at the University of Leeds, Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York and Sheffield International Development Network at the University of Sheffield, brings together an international team of scholars interested in developing a new research agenda on ‘transformative justice after mass violence and the role of non-governmental actors’.

Over the past 20 years, there has been a remarkable proliferation of ‘transitional justice’ mechanisms (primarily, criminal tribunals and truth commissions) that have promised accountability for perpetrators and redress for victims of political violence and human rights abuses. Yet the impact of such mechanisms has often been disappointing. Therefore this conference invites a range of international experts to contribute to a  new research agenda that offers a concept of justice that is more ‘transformative’ than ‘transitional’, one that seeks to change pre-conflict structures in ways that are more inclusive, less unequal and more fair.

Speakers include:

  • Jo-Marie Burt - George Mason University, Virginia, USA
  • Pilar Domingo – Overseas Development Institute, London
  • Par Engstrom – University of London
  • Paul Gready, Simon Robins, Lars Waldorf – University of York
  • Jean Grugel – University of Sheffield
  • Narda Henriquez – Catholic University Lima, Peru
  • Wendy Lambourne - The University of Sidney
  • Fiona Macaulay, University of Bradford
  • Tshepo Madlingozi – University of Pretoria
  • Leigh Payne – University of Oxford
  • Enrique Peruzzotti – University Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires
  • Nicky Rousseau – University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
  • Elin Skaar – Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen
  • Carina Tertsakian, Human Rights Watch
  • Hugo Van der Merwe – University of Cape Town
  • Leslie Vinjamuri - University of London
  • Jelke Boesten, Gordon Crawford, Duncan McCargo, Polly Wilding – University of Leeds

For further information and registration forms please visit the Transformative Justice Network.

Registration must be made no later than 6 May 2011.