Transitional Justice

This course explores the increasing entanglement of transitional justice with international institutions and the actors within them. Transitional Justice is the conception of justice associated with periods of fundamental political change within individual polities, and therefore has been understood as centered on domestic institutions of political transformation, whether truth commissions or constitutional revision processes. But international institutions have increasingly shaped or constrained the instruments and processes of transitional justice. In this course we will examine, in particular the United Nations, the criminal tribunals including the international criminal court, regional human rights systems, as well as the OSCE and the European Union. We will also explore the role of international non-governmental organizations, both independently and in relation to intergovernmental international institutions.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

Ruti G Teitel
R: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM BOBS LL151