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 Centre for Transitional Justice has moved!  Find us in SSC 1016C.


Friday, March 9, 2018
Workshop: Exploring Forensic and Other Evidence in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
10:00-2:00 in the Faculty Common Room in the Law Building
Registration is now closed.

Tuesday, March 13
12:30-2:30 p.m. in UCC Room 60
TJ Club hosts
“Women for Women in Transitional Justice: Gender and Sexual-Based Violence and Reparation”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:30-1:30pm, Social Science Centre room 5220
Professor David Mendeloff, Carleton University
ICC Intervention in Civil Wars and Impact on Civilian Violence

June 14-15, 2018
Conference: Exploring the Pre-Conditions of Successful Transitional Justice
The conference will consider whether and how particular activities and institutions could be put in place that would somehow undergird or shore up the transitional justice activities that will be convoked at a later stage. Recent work suggests that front-ending transitional justice processes with elements that somehow "cement" the transitional justice work will ultimately make it more successful. The goal of the conference us to better understand the importance of such activities.
Further details TBA.


Welcome our new postdoc!

The TJ Centre is delighted to welcome Rachelle Kouassi as a postdoctoral research fellow for the next 18 months.  Dr. Kouassi’s project considers “Sexual violence as a weapon of war: what forms of reparations are appropriate for victims?” Her work is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Research Award

Jenny Poon (Ph.D. Cand., Law and TJ) has been awarded the EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition, a fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research.  Jenny’s dissertation focuses on the principle of non-refoulement—not turning away asylum seekers—in the United Kingdom and Germany.


Mayme Lefurgey (Ph.D. Cand., WSFR and TJ) has completed her fieldwork in Bogotá, Colombia.  Mayme partnered with Colombian NGO Dunna to better understand how yoga can be used as a tool for peacebuilding.


Professor Valerie Oosterveld (Law and TJ) took part in a workshop on the politics surrounding international tribunals including the ICC and SCSL at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.


Professor Mandy Grzyb (FIMS and TJ) is leading a team on two SSHRC-supported research projects focused exclusively on El Salvador, with relation to documenting testimonies, mapping the massacre sites, and making plans to build memorials; as well as historical memory workshops and photos exhibitions with former refugees now living in repopulated communities.  


More about the centre

Cropped from Jogging Hamlet by Jaroslav Havelka

Art Gallery

Anna Dolidze