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About the TJ Centre

The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction is one of the six governing research centres that encompass the Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST), which brings together he research centres in the Faculty of Social Science.

The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction was established in late 2009. It brings together experts from across the Western community whose teaching and research focuses on issues including reconciliation, criminal accountability, post-colonial legacies, legal reconstruction, the environment, human rights, economic justice, healing circles, democratization, and more.

Our aim is to be a world-wide centre of excellence in scholarship on transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction through collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research amongst faculty, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and postdoctoral fellows.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The Importance of Labelling in Transitional Justice: A Symposium
A day-long symposium considering the implications of how we choose to categorize different aspects of the transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction process.
8:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Faculty Common Room, Law Building


Children’s War Zone Testimonies

TJ/FIMS Professor Sharon Sliwinski’s Museum of Dreams provides a curated forum for “pedagogies of witnessing”. Read more

Professor explores Haiti’s ‘endless present of crisis’

TJ/Anthropology Professor Greg Beckett documents the intricacies of what he calls “crisis as a way of life” in a new book, There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince. Read more

The Survivor had a story. The Professor helped him find his voice.

TJ/FIMS Professor Amanda Grzyb and Holocaust survivor Max Eisen have collaborated on a powerful new book, entitled By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz. Read more


TJ Candidate Joins CPIJ Official Delegation

TJ Ph.D. Candidate Sarah Nimigan (Political Science) has joined the official delegation of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice at the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.  Her work will help to train and educate diverse Canadian audiences about the challenges, pitfalls and potential of the system of international justice, and about the priorities to improve the system, and will contribute to enhancing Canada’s role as a global leader in the fight against impunity. Read more [PDF]


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