Over the past decades, transitional justice has emerged as an interdisciplinary field of research and practice that aims to understand and advance a complex range of goals, from strengthening democratic transitions and peacebuilding processes to enabling reconciliation.
The objective of this Course is twofold: to analyse the mechanisms and trends of transitional justice in the UN post-conflict peacebuilding processes, and to clarify some of their possible impacts on the international legal order. From an inter-disciplinary perspective, the course will briefly analise the different approaches to transitional justice along with its mechanisms including trials, truth commissions, compensation programs, apologies and commemorations.
Similarly, the course will address the investigate normative utilised by transitional justice processes and assess its effects and efficacy of the transitional justice processes. The course will finish examining the always controversial subject of amnesty.