"Transitional Justice and Civil Society: Learning from International Experience"
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster, cordially invites you to an international conference on "Transitional Justice and Civil Society: Learning from International Experience", to be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on May 18-19, 2014.
The conference, the third in the series of Annual Minerva Jerusalem Conferences on Transitional Justice, will explore the role of civil society in developing and implementing transitional justice processes, particularly in the context of ongoing conflicts. The conference will discuss the various goals and methods of civil society actors working in transitional justice; their interactions with formal transitional justice mechanisms; their impact, successes and failures; and the practical and ideological dilemmas and challenges they face.
One of the conference’s main goals is to facilitate local learning and discussion in relation to civil society and transitional justice in the Israeli-Palestinian context. The conference therefore seeks to examine in particular the roles that civil society has fulfilled and can fulfill in ongoing conflicts, and possible implementations in the Israeli-Palestinian context of theoretical, historical, and comparative insights about the role of civil society in developing transitional justice mechanisms, institutions and concepts.
Among the international and local experts who will be presenting papers at the conference will be (in alphabetical order):
Rimona Afana, Ph.D. Candidate, TJI, University of Ulster
Elazar Barkan, Columbia University; Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Julie M. Broome, Ph.D. Candidate, SOAS, University of London
Yael Danieli, Director of the Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children, New York
Anna V. Dolidze, University of Western Ontario
Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School; Visiting Professor, Louisiana State University
Daphna Golan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sami Ershied, Ph.D. Candidate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sigall Horovitz, Rabin Scholar, Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hassan Jabareen, General Director of Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Hala Khoury-Bisharat, Carmel Academic College
Cheryl Lawther, Queen's University Belfast
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, University of California, Irvine
Khanyisela Moyo, TJI, University of Ulster
Einat Ronen, Ph.D. Candidate, Bar Ilan University
Ruti Teitel, New York Law School; Affiliated Visiting Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Leila Selena Ullrich, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oxford
Timothy William Waters, Indiana University
The detailed conference schedule, further speaker confirmations and registration details will be announced shortly (there will be no registration fee). The discussions will be in English.
For more information please contact Minerva Center firstname.lastname@example.org
*Disclaimer - ALMA is not part of the conference and is not responsible for the accuracy of the information above which is based on official publications