Transitional Justice, Memory and Culture (Transitional Justice Spring School) | Geneva Humanitarian Connector
Transitional Justice, Memory and Culture (Transitional Justice Spring School)
Time and Date3 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
ParticipationUpon invitation/ application only
Event formatTraining/ course/ workshop
Event feeYes (see event link)
The challenge of dealing with the aftermath of violent conflict continues to trouble countries throughout the world. In response to that challenge, the ever-expanding field of transitional justice proposes a range of practical measures to potentially assist societies emerging from oppressive rule or armed conflict.
So far, however, relatively little attention has been paid to the role of memory, history and culture in transitional processes. What roles can culture as ‘memory work’ play in contexts of transitional justice? Do cultural initiatives such as public memorials, theatre performances, film screenings and photo exhibitions ‘work’ as avenues for coming to terms with the past and preventing future atrocities? What is the role of education and history in processes of social transformation? Is there a duty to preserve memory, and what is the potential contribution of archives in this respect? What are some of the practical challenges faced by memorialization efforts around the world?
The Transitional Justice Spring School 2017 aims to address these complex questions through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme featuring leading experts.
The Transitional Justice Spring School forms part of the Geneva Academy Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ). It is open to external participants – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, UN staff and staff from other international organizations, and academics and students interested in the topic – who are not enrolled in the MTJ and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.
Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the Spring School (no ECTS credits).
The fee for attending the Transitional Justice Spring School 2017 is 1'530 Swiss Francs. The fee includes tuition costs, course materials, lunch and refreshments during coffee breaks. The fee is payable as soon as your place has been confirmed.
Places are limited. Please note that participation can only be secured through the payment of the fee. All participants are responsible for their own travel costs to Geneva, including Swiss visa fees and evening meals (approximately 30 Swiss Francs per meal).
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the Spring School must be submitted via an online form.
YOUR APPLICATION WILL NEED TO INCLUDE:
- An application letter, stating the specific course you are applying for and your motivation for participation
- Your curriculum vitae
- Copies of relevant degrees and diplomas
- Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
- A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)
Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.