Workshops, Briefings and Meetings

  • 19/12/2015 - 20/11/2015. TJDI Final Conference in Utrecht. On November 19-20, 2015 the Conference ‘Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Democratic Institution-Building’ and the workshop ‘Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Democratic Institution-building’ organized by the TJDI team, took place at Utrecht University. The conference was comprised of four panel sessions, each led by one of the NWO-ORA team members, with two discussants per panel who provided comments to the central presentation. On November 20, the presenters the aforementioned discussants were joined by Nancy Adler (Amsterdam University) and Dion van der Berg (Pax for Peace) in a closed workshop. The workshop was focused on the policymaking implications of the preliminary findings of the project. For more on the conference and the workshop, follow the link above.
  • 19/11/2015 - 20/11/2015. Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Democratic Institution-Building. The conference will present the outcomes of the research that started in 2013. It will highlight lessons learned from research conducted by the University of East London and the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University, led by the principal investigators Anja Mihr and Chandra Lekha Sriram. In addition, external speakers with expertise in the field will comment on and discuss the results. We invite scholars, policymakers, NGO officials, students and those interested in attending the conference to register, to please send an email to Sandra Rios Oyola S.M.RiosOyola@uu.nl For more information see our Events page. The conference will take place at the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University. www.uu.nl/sim
  • 27/03/2015 - 27/03/2015. TJDI project review workshop to be held in London. On 27 March, the project is holding a closed review workshop to examine project research and findings to date with scholars and practitioners, in order to help develop the final stages of work and publications.
  • 16/01/2015 - 16/01/2015. Chandra Sriram presents preliminary findings from TJDI project at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Uppsala.. Chandra Sriram presents preliminary findings from TJDI project at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Uppsala. On 16 January 2015, Chandra presented a talk on “Does transitional justice affect democratic institution-building?” to an audience of faculty and students in Sweden. Follow the link above for the powerpoint and more information.
  • 20/11/2014 - 20/11/2014. Field notes: ORA Project Team Presentation at the Academy of Korean Studies. On 20 November 2015, Dr Anja Mihr and Dr. Malini Laxminarayan were invited by The Academy of Korean Studies (www.aks.ac.kr) in Seongnam/Seoul, South Korea, to present their research on Transitional Justice. For more on their presentation please click on the link.
  • 18/11/2014 - 18/11/2014. Talking about Transitional Justice in Asia, Meeting The ASAN Institute for Policy Studies.. On 18 November, the two ORA team members, Dr. Anja Mihr and Dr. Malini Laxminarayan from The Hague Institute during their field trip in South Korea meet Dr. Shin Chang-Hoon, the Director of the Center for Global Governance, International Law and Conflict Resolution at the ASAN in Seoul, South Korea (www.asaninst.org) to discuss Transitional Justice in the Korean peninsula with an international perspective. For more on their meeting and what was discussed, click on the link above.
  • 04/11/2014 - 04/11/2014. Prof. Sriram gives seminar on “Peace as Justice?” in Seoul. Prof. Sriram gave a seminar at the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia while conducting fieldwork in Seoul in November.
  • 30/10/2014 - 30/10/2014. Prof. Chandra Lekha Sriram at United Nations University in Japan. Prof. Sriram gave a public seminar at the United Nations University in Tokyo during her recent fieldwork in Japan. For more information click on the link above.
  • 01/09/2014 - 02/09/2014. 4th Core Group Meeting held at the Hague Institute for Global Justice. The TJDI team met in the Hague for their fourth core group meeting. In attendance was TJDI advisory board member Prof. Mikyoung Kim, who gave a public presentation following the core group meeting. For more on Prof. Kim's presentation, click on the above link.
  • 04/10/2013. Hugo van der Merwe “Building democracy through transitional justice: Instigating active citizenship”. Hugo van de Merwe, TJDI Advisory Board member and Director of Research at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in Cape Town (South Africa) gave a lecture at the University of East London on ‘Building Democracy through Transitional Justice: Instigating Active Citizenship’. The event was co-sponsored by the Centre for Human Rights in Conflict (UEL) and the London Transitional Justice Network.
  • 04/10/2013 - 05/10/2013. 3rd Core Group Meeting Held in London. Third TJDI Core Group meeting held in London in October. To access a full report on the meeting click on the link.
  • 19/07/2013. 2nd Core Group Meeting Held in London. The TJDI team met in London to discuss methodology and field research guide. For a full report on the meeting, click on the link.
  • 08/02/2013 - 10/02/2013. 1st Core Group Meeting Held in Utrecht. At the first team meeting the team worked on creating an appropriate methodology for the project. For more on the first core group meeting, click on the link.

CONFERENCES

  • 19/12/2015 - 20/11/2015. TJDI Final Conference in Utrecht. On November 19-20, 2015 the Conference ‘Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Democratic Institution-Building’ and the workshop ‘Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Democratic Institution-building’ organized by the TJDI team, took place at Utrecht University. The conference was comprised of four panel sessions, each led by one of the NWO-ORA team members, with two discussants per panel who provided comments to the central presentation. On November 20, the presenters the aforementioned discussants were joined by Nancy Adler (Amsterdam University) and Dion van der Berg (Pax for Peace) in a closed workshop. The workshop was focused on the policymaking implications of the preliminary findings of the project. For more on the conference and the workshop, follow the link above.
  • 19/11/2015 - 20/11/2015. Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Democratic Institution-Building. The conference will present the outcomes of the research that started in 2013. It will highlight lessons learned from research conducted by the University of East London and the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University, led by the principal investigators Anja Mihr and Chandra Lekha Sriram. In addition, external speakers with expertise in the field will comment on and discuss the results. We invite scholars, policymakers, NGO officials, students and those interested in attending the conference to register, to please send an email to Sandra Rios Oyola S.M.RiosOyola@uu.nl For more information see our Events page. The conference will take place at the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University. www.uu.nl/sim
  • 26/08/2015 - 29/08/2015. TJDI’s Anja Mihr to present at ECPR General Conference in Montreal. As Chair of Transitional Justice and Human Rights ECPR Standing Group and Transitional Justice Section of the ECPR, TJDI's Anja Mihr will participate in the ECPR General conference in Montreal, Canada. She is presenting a paper on the ORA research project preliminary findings related to Regime Consolidation through Transitional Justice.
  • 30/07/2015 - 31/07/2015. Disillusions and Accomplishments: How Transitional Justice Changes Societies. The Utrecht TJDI team will be holding a conference in Utrecht. For more information and to register, please send an email to Charlie Panhuyzen c.l.panhuyzen@uu.nl. For a full schedule of the conference follow the link on our events page.
  • 02/05/2015. Call for Papers for Conference by the Utrecht University TJDI Team. Call for Papers for a conference held by the ORA-NWO Project on The Impact of Transitional Justice Measures on Democratic Institution-building at Utrecht University. The conference is entitled "Disillusions and Accomplishments: How Transitional Justice Changes Societies". Submissions with bio and abstract are due 2 May 2015. For more information and to read the call, please follow the link.
  • 21/02/2015 - 18/02/2015. TJDI Team to attend 56th Annual International Studies Association Conference in New Orleans. TJDI researchers will present at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in New Orleans on the panel "Transitional Justice Pathways: Cross-Regional Lessons in Global IR". For more information on the panel please click on the link above.
  • 19/02/2015 - 19/02/2015. Anja Mihr presents on the TJDI project at the International Studies Association annual conference. Anja Mihr gives paper on Transitional Justice, Rule of Law and Institution Building at ISA in New Orléans.
  • 09/09/2014 - 11/09/2014. Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of the UK. Valerie Arnould is organising a panel at the Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of the UK, to be held on 9-11 September 2014 at the University of Sussex. The panel will look at ‘Transitional Justice, Democracy and Peacebuilding in sub-Saharan Africa’. Information about the conference and paper submissions can be found at http://www.asauk.net/conferences/asauk14.shtml (panel No. 3896). The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is April 2014.
  • 01/06/2014 - 01/06/2014. Joint conference on “Human Rights and Change”. TJDI PI's Chandra and Anja are organizing a joint human rights conference "Human Rights and Change" in Istanbul in June 2014. For more information on the conference programme and the organizers, click on the link.
  • 26/03/2014 - 29/03/2014. TJDI Team participates in 55th Annual International Studies Association Conference in Toronto. TJDI researchers participated in the panel "Transitional justice across space and time: tracing pathways of influence on democracy", and the one-day closed workshop "Trials and Tribulations: Two decades of Transitional Justice Research and Practice." For more on the team's conference activities, click on the link above.
  • 04/09/2013 - 09/09/2013. ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, France. TJDI organised a panel at the 7th ECPR General Conference, held in Bordeaux from 4-7 September 2013, on ‘Impact of Transitional Justice on Democratic Institution-Building’. Valerie Arnould and Filipa Raimundo presented a paper discussing the conceptual and methodological challenges for studying transitional justice impact. Chandra Lekha Sriram also presented a paper which looked at the transitional justice and legacies for rule of law and judicial independence.

NEWS FROM THE FIELD

  • 05/08/2015. Valerie Arnould’s field research in Chile. Elizabeth Rhoads. In July 2015, Valerie Arnould conducted research and interviews in Santiago for the TJDI Project. She met with academics, journalists and activists involved in truth commission processes. For more on her initial observations, please follow the link above.
  • 05/08/2015. Utrecht TJDI team in Budapest, Hungary. Elizabeth Rhoads. From July 13 to July 18, 2015, the Utrecht TJDI PI Anja Mihr and Research Fellow Sandra Rios did their ORA field visit to Budapest, where they met with key observers and experts on the Hungarian transition to democracy and transitional justice. For more on their initial observations, please follow the link above.
  • 05/08/2015. Chandra Lekha Sriram in Germany for Fieldwork. Elizabeth Rhoads. In July 2015, Chandra Lekha Sriram conducted fieldwork in Berlin. For more on her initial observations, follow the link above.
  • 03/06/2015. Utrecht TJDI Team in South Korea for Fieldwork. Elizabeth Rhoads. In November 2014, Malini Laxminarayan and Anja Mihr travelled to Seoul and Jeju Island to investigate the link between transitional justice and democracy in South Korea.
  • 03/06/2015. Utrecht TJDI Team in Japan for Fieldwork. Elizabeth Rhoads. In November 2014, Malini Laxminarayan and Anja Mihr travelled to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka to conduct interviews with historians, memorial employees, legal officials and individuals involved in various transitional measures. For more on their preliminary findings, follow the link above.
  • 28/05/2015. Chandra Sriram’s field research in Uganda. Elizabeth Rhoads. Chandra Sriram recently returned from field work in Uganda. Follow the link to read more about her experience and preliminary observations.
  • 09/01/2015. Chandra Lekha Sriram’s field research in South Korea. Elizabeth Rhoads. In November 2014, Chandra Sriram conducted research and interviews in Seoul for the TJDI project. Although the team research is ongoing, and many observations await clearance from interviewees, a number of insights emerged. For more on Prof. Sriram's preliminary thoughts on the South Korea case, follow the link above.
  • 09/01/2015. Chandra Sriram’s field research in Japan. Elizabeth Rhoads. In October 2014, Chandra Sriram conducted research and interviews in Tokyo for the TJDI project. Although the team research is ongoing, and many observations await clearance from interviewees, a number of insights emerged. To read Prof. Sriram's preliminary thoughts on the Japan case, follow the link above.
  • 17/12/2014. TJDI’s Chandra Sriram discusses the Brazilian truth commission report on BBC World News. Elizabeth Rhoads. Professor Chandra Lekha Sriram, co-principal investigator of TJDI, was a guest on the BBC World News on 10 December 2014, discussing the release of the report of the Brazilian truth commission in the context of truth commissions globally. To watch the footage, click on the link above.
  • 20/08/2014. Chandra Sriram’s Fieldwork in Chile. Elizabeth Rhoads. Prof. Chandra Sriram recently completed fieldwork in Chile. Click on the link to view photographs and read notes on her preliminary findings.
  • 13/03/2014. Valerie Arnould’s Fieldwork in Uganda. Elizabeth Rhoads. In January-February 2014, Dr. Valerie Arnould undertook field research in Uganda for the TJDI project. For her an account of her trip and preliminary findings, click the link above.
  • 13/03/2014. Chandra Sriram’s Fieldwork in Sierra Leone. Elizabeth Rhoads. Chandra Sriram spent January 2014 in Sierra Leone conducting fieldwork. Click to read her preliminary findings.
  • 06/02/2014. Dr. Raimundo’s Brazil Fieldwork. Elizabeth Rhoads. Follow the link for more on Dr. Filipa Raimundo's fieldwork in Brazil.
  • 03/10/2013. TJDI’s Chandra Sriram in Brazil for fieldwork. Elizabeth Rhoads. Chandra Lekha Sriram conducted field research for the project in Brazil during August 2013. To find out more about her trip and preliminary findings, click on the link above.

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