Conference: Transitional Justice and Civil Society: Learning from International Experience

Post date: Apr 12, 2014 1:08:41 PM

May 18-19, 2014

"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

*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