Please note all TJ Centre events have been cancelled for summer 2020 due to concerns around COVID-19.

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.


Congratulations on Thesis Defenses

Congratulations to Tammy Lambert (POL/TJ) on the successful defense of her PhD dissertation, entitled "The Goldstone Commission in South Africa’s Transition: Linking Gradual Institutional Change and Information-Gathering Institutions."

Congratulations to Tamara Hinan (POL/TJ) on the successful defense of her PhD dissertation, entitled "Exhuming norms: Investigating forced disappearances in Ireland and internationally."

Florence Wullo Anfaara

TJ Student wins Vanier Scholarship

TJ/WSFR Ph.D. student Florence Wullo Anfaara has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated leadership skills, research potential, and a high standard of scholarly achievement in research. Florence's work looks at the role of peace huts in Liberia--spaces where women meet to resolve disputes and domestic violence through mediation and conflict resolution and promote community health and well-being, and the role they played in ending the 2014 Ebola epidemic, which they viewed as vital to sustainable peace. Read more

Joy SpearChief-MorrisTJ Master's Student Blog Post

TJ/Political Science Master's student Joy SpearChief-Morris has an insightful blog post about the powerful calls for change being heard around the world following from what started as protests against the wrongful death of George Floyd. Read more

Andrew NelsonTJ Professor Co-Authors New Book

TJ/Anthropology Professor Andrew Nelson has published a new co-authored book about the profound socio-political transformation brought about by the Inca occupation of Farfán, Peru. Read more

Book CoverTJ Team Co-Authors New Book

The TJ Centre’s latest book, Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective: Preconditions for Success (eds. Samar El-Masri, Tammy Lambert, and Joanna R. Quinn) looks at the challenges and the factors that hinder progress and prevent the transitional justice mechanisms from reaching their desired outcomes. Read more

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