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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.


Thursday, December 6, 2018
NEST Lecture:
Rosemary Nagy, Nipissing University
Human Trafficking in Northeastern Ontario
2:30-3:30 p.m. in Soscial Science Centre room 6210

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Allison Cordoba, TJ Centre
Displaced Persons in Chocó, Colombia
1:30-2:30 p.m. in University College room 1225

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Ryan Liss, Western Law and TJ Centre
Limits of Sovereignty: Rethinking International Criminal Justice
1:30-2:30 p.m. in University College room 1225

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Alison Crosby, York University
Beyond repair? Mayan women’s protagonism in the aftermath of genocidal harm
1:30-2:30 p.m. in University College room 1225


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]

Doctoral Dissertation Defended

Craig Spurrier (Sociology/TJ) successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, “Nationalism and Sovereignty in Niue, the Cook Islands, Fiji and Hawai‘i”. Congratulations, Dr. Spurrier!

Graduate Specialization courses posted

The list of eligible courses for 2018-2019 for the Collaborative Graduate Specialization has been posted. Read more [PDF]

Alyssa Szilagyi appointed to Western International Learning team

TJ Specialization grad Alyssa Szilagyi has been appointed as Assistant Coordinator to Western’s International Learning team.  In that position, Alyssa supports the administration of international learning programs and related services. Congratulations, Alyssa!

CBC Op-ed

Amneet Singh Bali (Law/LLM and TJ) has published an op-ed. for CBC News about learning to cope with past trauma. Read the full piece


More about the centre

Cropped from Jogging Hamlet by Jaroslav Havelka

Art Gallery

Anna Dolidze