Mar 23, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 365 Transitional Justice and Reconciliation

Transitional Justice is a concept extensively developed over the past two decades and defined by the United Nations Secretary-General as a set of judicial and non-judicial measures taken to overcome a situation of large-scale human rights abuse to ensure reconciliation with accountability and justice for the victims. This course analyzes the conditions for a transitional justice process and the variety of measures relevant to such a process, through specific examples such as South Africa, (former) Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Guatemala. Students develop an understanding of the concept and its implementation worldwide with an ability to form a critical opinion.