Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-conflict Reconstruction
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    Add Transitional Justice to your graduate studies

  • Professor Adam Harmes doing field work in Kurdistan:

    Professor Adam Harmes doing field work in Kurdistan

  • The Madres de Plaza de Mayo protesting the disappearance of their children 1976-1983 (source: Shutterstock):

    The Madres de Plaza de Mayo protesting the disappearance of their children 1976-1983 (source: Shutterstock)

Notice

The Transitional Justice Centre is currently closed for an office move. We will reopen on August 14th in our new location, SSC 1016C.

Events

Friday, April 7, 2017
Remembering the Rwandan Genocide: 23rd Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis of Rwanda
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Chu International Centre, IGAB 2nd floor

Thursday, March 9, 2017
International Law Responses to Serious Crimes: Transnational Crimes vs Core International Crimes
Sara Wharton, Windsor Law
12:30-1:30 p.m. in SSC 4255

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Lessons Learned From the Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement
Connie Sugiyama, Japanese Canadian Redress Foundation
12:30-1:30 p.m. in SSC 4255

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Mass Forensic Evaluation and the Mavi Marmara Incident
Elif Gunce, The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
12:30-1:30 p.m. in SSC 4255

Thursday, November 17, 2016
The discourse of reconciliation and the engagement of non-Indigenous peoples: Lessons from Australia and Canada
Ravi de Costa, York University
12:30-1:30 p.m. in SSC 4255

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Breakdown of the Control Model of Canadian Relations with the Aboriginal Peoples
Sid Noel, Professor Emeritus, The University of Western Ontario and The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
12:30-1:30 p.m. in SSC 4255

Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Lubanga Trial and the International Crimininal Court
Jim Freedman, The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
12:30-1:30 p.m. in SSC 4255

News

Award

TJ Professor Jerry White was awarded Emeritus status at Convocation on June 13th.  Congratulations to our esteemed collegue!

Reconciliation in Action

Newly-minted Ph.D. Tim Vine, one of the core students who effectively "shadowed" our graduate program before it was approved, has taken a position with the City of Elliot Lake that will put his "reconciliation" skills to the test, helping the city negotiate the purchase of Crown land, while respecting neighbouring indigenous communities.  Congratulations, Tim!

Presentation

Professor Joanna Quinn was invited to present her work on thin sympathetic engagement in the "Big Ideas" series at FedCan's Congress on the theme "On Indigenous Lands: Empathy and Social Justice". Read about it here.

Award

TJ Adjunct Professor Anton Allahar was awarded the 2017 Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Western University, this is his 7th teaching award. Congratulations, Anton!

Award

TJ Professor Dan Bousfield is to be awarded Western’s Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching this year.  Congratulations, Dan!

Canada's Role in International Justice

Faculty of Law professor Valerie Oosterveld, Associate Dean in Faculty of Law along with 22 partners from across Ontario will run a $2.5 million dollar project for the next five years aiming to strengthen justice for victims of international crimes such as war crimes, crimes against humantiy and genocide. Read more about it here.

United Nations Grant

Faculty of Law professor Valerie Oosterveld has been selected to lead a United Nations Women-funded project to learn more on the prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes from the Special Court of Sierra Leone (2002-13), created to address serious crimes committed during the brutal armed conflict in the West African country in the 1990s. Read more about it here.


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