2nd Annual Minerva Jerusalem Conference on Transitional Justice:
The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is holding an international conference that seeks to examine the diverse and complex interactions between transitional justice and democracy. The conference is scheduled for 29-31 October 2012, and will take place in Jerusalem.
Transitional justice is a powerful, evolving interdisciplinary field concerned with providing societies who have undergone collective and mass individual trauma – such as extended armed conflict, civil war, military rule, repressive and despotic regimes, genocide and other forms of systematic human rights violations - with processes, methods and mechanisms that cope with the effects of these experiences in order to create political transformation towards conditions of peace, political liberalization, and human rights protection. These processes and methods include, among others, criminal justice and accountability, institutional, political and rule-of law reform, truth-telling, reconciliation and reparation.
Purpose of the Conference:
To address these and related questions, the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will hold a 3-day international conference - the 2nd annual Minerva Jerusalem Conference on Transitional Justice – employing a broad, interdisciplinary approach and utilizing the comparative experience of other societies and international experts. The discourse on transitional justice in Israel is still in its infancy, and this conference is intended to make a significant contribution with both local and global implications. We anticipate that the conference will result in the publication of a dedicated volume or journal issue on the topic.