About the Essex Transitional Justice Network

The Essex Transitional Justice Network brings together people from the University of Essex and collaborators from the UK and abroad. We are exploring issues faced by societies that are undergoing fundamental socio-political change, notably the transition from a repressive to a democratic or constitutional regime, or from a state of civil war and unrest to peace and prosperity. Read more



Essex-Dejusticia event on corporate accountability in Colombian transitional justice

Hosted by Essex Transitional Justice Network, Dejustica and Essex Business and Human Rights project

The Essex Transitional Justice Network, Dejustica and Essex Business and Human Rights project have organised an event discussing the Challenges of Corporate Accountability in Columbian Transitional justice.

Tuesday 15 November 2016, from 20.00 onwards.
Le Scandale, 24 rue due Lousanne, Genève.

Formal presenation & conversation will begin at 20.10 and will be screened via live on Facebook.

Further reading on research carried out for the event, is available as a leaflet (pdf).



Third ETJN Summer School 6 - 7 July 2015

Economic and Social Dimensions of Transitional Justice

The third Transitional Justice Summer School took place at the University of Essex in July 2015, as part of the Essex Human Rights Summer School, and covered the economic and social dimensions of transitional justice.

The Summer School ran for 2 days, with teaching provided by experts in the field of economic and social transitional justice processes, and corporate accountability.

Further details about the event can be found here



ETJN Annual Lecture 08 June 2016

Catalina Diaz : "Negotiating Peace in Compliance with International Law: The Case of Colombia"

The Essex Transitional Justice Network is holding its sixth annual lecture on 08 June 2016 at the University of Essex, and we are very happy to have Catalina Diaz, Director of the Transitional Justice Unit, Colombian Ministry of Justice, as our guest for this occasion.

Catalina will be giving a lecture entitled 'Negotiating Peace in Compliance with International Law: The Case of Colombia'.

Attendance is free, but places are limited, as capacity is limited, please reserve your place by sending an email to mkross@essex.ac.uk.



British Council Workshop - Bogota

"Dealing with Land Destitution and Structural Inequalities in Transitions"

Between 25 and 28 Frebruary in Bogota (Colombia), ETJT, Javeriana University and Dejusticia, sponsored by British Council and Newton Fund, hosted the Workshop "Dealing with Land Destitution and Structural Inequalities in Transitions". 40 participants who are working in this issue in Colombia and the UK took part in the event where their questions to research were discussed and new problems to focus on were analysed. At the end, conclusions regarding the necessity to keep strengthening ties between researchers, and exploring new issues in the field of TJ and lands were raised.



'Transitional Justice in Latin America'

Seminar 18 February 2015

On February 18th 2015, the ETJN carried out the its first event of the year "Transitional Justice in Latin America" where Professor Sabine Michalowski presented the definition and core elements of Transitional Justice. Then six experiences of countries in Latin America were exhibited highlighting the causes, measures a challenges that each TJ process has faced. Brazil, Chile and Argentina as transitions from dictatorship to Democracy opened the Conference. Colombia, Peru and Guatemala as transitions from Armed Conflict to Peace closed the event which counted with the special participation of Professor Clara Sandoval who talked about Interamerican System on Human Rights in Latin America.



ETJN Newsletter 2014

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The Essex Transitional Justice Network is pleased to attach the first issue of our newsletter, informing our members and the wider community of our activities on transitional justice within the University of Essex and beyond, and providing a forum for discussion of transitional justice.

We trust that you will enjoy reading it. Any queries or suggestions are welcome and can be emailed to tjn@essex.ac.uk.



'Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice'

New book published, edited by ETJN chair of the Economic and Social Dimensions Professor Sabine Michalowski

We are very pleased to announce the publication of Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice, a book edited by the ETJN chair of the Economic and Social Dimensions of Transitional Justice, Professor Sabine Michalowski.

The book contains significant contributions from members of the Essex Transitional Justice Network, including Director Dr Clara Sandoval, Dr Youseph Farah, Tara Van Ho, Sylvain Aubrey and close partner of the Network Camilo Sanchez.

Please find more information about the book here, including details of where it can be purchased.



Briefing papers

The Reparations Unit of the ETJN has released six briefing papers on reparations to support the work of the International Criminal Court. The papers are the result of on-going collaboration and support given by the ETJN to the Court.

Briefing papers: [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ]

    
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    ETJN Panel Discussion 08 June 2016: "The Role of third Party Actors in Transitional Justice"

    Armed conflicts and/or repression are often connected to a broad range of human rights violations. The State has the duty to respect, protect and fulfil its citizens’ rights, including the prevention of third party interference with the enjoyment of these rights. To the extent that third party actors, such as corporations, contribute to human rights violations during conflict or repression, it needs to be addressed what role they can play in the transition to peace and/or democracy. Questions to be discussed by the panellists include why it is important to involve third party actors in transitional justice processes; and what kind of involvement, eg criminal prosecutions, truthfinding or reparation, is most appropriate.

    Panelists include Catalina Diaz, Camilo Sánchez, Charles P. Abrahams, Prof. Sabine Michalowski, Prof. Sheldon Leader and Dr. Clara Sandoval.

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:00-12:00, at EBS.2.65, Colchester Campus, University of Essex.


    ETJN Annual Lecture 07 June 2016

    Catalina Diaz : "Negotiating Peace in Compliance with International Law: The Case of Colombia"

    The Essex Transitional Justice Network is holding its sixth annual lecture on 07 June 2016 at the University of Essex, and we are very happy to have Catalina Diaz, Director of the Transitional Justice Unit, Colombian Ministry of Justice, as our guest for this occasion.

    Catalina will be giving a lecture entitled 'Negotiating Peace in Compliance with International Law: The Case of Colombia'.

    Attendance is free, but places are limited, as capacity is limited, please reserve your place by sending an email to mkross@essex.ac.uk.


    Argentina Week: Argentina 1976-2016: Activism, Memorialisation and Complicity

    "Transitional Justice and Complicity in Argentina as part of Argentina Week: Argentina 1976-2016: Activism, Memorialisation and Complicity"

    Various

    Wednesday 9 March 2016, 14:00- 16:00, in room CB.14 in the Constable Building at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

    The seminar will start with an introduction to relevant art works by León Ferrari and Marisa Rueda by a member of ESCALA, followed by a talk by Professor Sabine Michalowski (Director of the ETJN) on transitional justice in Argentina and panel discussion with Professor Sheldon Leader (Director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project), Paula Fiorni (University of Essex, ISER), and Professor Michalowski on complicity and transitional justice.


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    ETJN 2014 Newsletter

    Seminar on Transitional Justice in Argentina attracts media attention

    From 6th to the 8th of November, Professor Sabine Michalowski, director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network and Professor Sheldon Leader, director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project, spoke at a seminar on ‘Accountability for Corporate Human Rights Violations in Dictatorships and Civil Conflicts: The Argentine Model in Comparative Perspective", held by the Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford held on "future directions in corporate accountability". The seminar attracted media attention in Argentina where Pagina 2 reported on 16 November that:

    "Sheldon Leader and Sabine Michalowski of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project and the Essex Transitional Justice Network laid out the need to link the areas of Transitional Justice and corporate accountability. Michalowski presented an amicus curiae brief in a case of complicity of banks with the Argentine dictatorship. Leader stressed the responsibility of parent companies for acts of their subsidiaries and objected to the doctrine of separate corporate personality."