Friday, November 10th, 2017
This one-day workshop brings together scholars, practitioners and students to discuss human security and post-authoritarian, post-conflict justice in a post-Arab Spring context. The wave of revolutionary uprisings and now civil wars across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, but also persistent conflict on the African continent, including the Horn and Central Africa, and persecutions in Asia, such as Rohingya in Myanmar or Uyghur in Western China, put the problem of protection of human individuals and minority groups from violence and the fear of violence on center stage. Beyond the problems of protecting the most vulnerable there are many other questions about rule of law and accountability for grave human rights violations and the challenges of reconciliatory, local efforts to rebuild the broken socio-economic and socio-cultural ties that must also be addressed. Drawing from case studies across the MENA region and beyond, this workshop aims to provide a space to explore these different questions, drawing from a critical, interdisciplinary perspective.
Participants include Ariel Ahram, Tugba Basaran, Bonnie Brennan, Eduardo González Cueva, Christian De Vos, Anthony Dworkin, John Fousek, Mary Kaldor, Arnaud Kurze, Hanny Megally, Luis Moreno Ocampo, Asli Peker, Iavor Rangelov, Chandra Lekha Sriram, Ruti Teitel, Leslie Vinjamuri, and Michael John Williams. For speaker bios, please visit the Transitional Justice Conference website. Please RSVP here to attend.