Transitional justice from above and below? A global comparative perspective. Lectur 1; Transitional justice in post-liberal times

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Engelska Parken, Eng2-1076
  • Lecturer: Roland Kostić, Hugo Valentin Centre, UU
  • Organiser: Hugo Valentin-centrum
  • Contact person: Holly Guthrey
  • Phone: 018-471 7589
  • Föreläsning

Transitional justice in post-liberal times
Prospects and challanges

This open lecture series will speak to the ongoing debate in the field of transitional justice regarding whether it is best to pursue post-conflict justice and reconciliation strategies from the top-down or bottom-u, i.e. should states or international organizations lead these efforts, or should they be developed and implemented by local, grassroots actors. In an effort to build across regional borders, inducing case studies from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Jerusalem, Rwanda and Solomon Islands. Each lecture will reflect on important questions surrounding the possible risks and benefits of pursuing transitional justice from above or below.

Roland Kostić is an Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Research and Senior Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University. His research interests include transitional justice and reconciliation after mas violience. Dr Kostić´s current research includes examination impact of transitional justice processes on intergroup trust and perceptions of security, and knowledge produtcion in conflict an peacebuilding interventions by means of formal and informal networks.