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



'But They Can't Break Stones' is showing on the 26th February 6.00pm in LTB10.

The Essex Transitional Justice Network and the Centre for Film Studies are pleased to announce the screening of 'But They Can't Break Stones', directed by Elena Distaru (Nepal/UK, 2015). The screening will take place on Thursday 26th February - LTB10, 6.00 pm, and will include an introduction and Q & A with the filmmaker, Elena Distaru, and also with Radha Paidel, an award winning women's rights activist in Nepal. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

For more information on the film series please click here.



Talk by Professor Vikki Bell

"Between Documentality and Imagination: Curating the Violent Past in Contemporary Argentina"

Tuesday 3 March 2015 1-2pm 5S.4.9 Chaired by Sanja Bahun

Professor Vikki Bell, Goldsmiths, University of London will be giving a talk considering the notion that todocument or inscribe our lives not only leaves a trace of our creaturely presence, but my also become a form of writing that concerns and aims at Justice.

Further details and a schedule for the event can be found here



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.



ETJN Annual Lecture 2014 - Professor Sir Paul Collier

The Essex Transitional Justice Network held its fourth annual lecture on Tuesday 6 May 2014 at the University of Essex, and we were very happy to have Paul Collier as our guest for this occasion. Sir Paul Collier is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and a Fellow at St Antony’s College and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.

Professor Sir Paul Collier gave a lecture entitled 'Does Justice Have a Pay-off?' on the connection between transitional justice and development.

The lecture was also streamed live to our website and a video will be available soon.



'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.



Cambridge Roundtable - Colombian Peace Process

The Director of the ETJN Clara Sandoval, together with other academic experts in the UK working on Colombia, took part in a roundtable organized by the centre for Latin American Studies at Cambridge University on 11 November, where certain issues related to the Colombian Peace Process were addressed.

Other participants at the roundtable include: The former British Ambassador in Colombia, John Dew; Andrei Gómez (University of Oxford); Par Engstrom (Institute of the Americas, University College London); Roddy Brett (St Andrews University); and Nick Morgan (University of Newcastle)

You can read the report here or by clicking on the image to the left.

For more information about the roundtable please click here. The British Academics for a Colombia Under Peace (BACUP) blog can be found here.



ETJN 2012 Research Seminar on Economic and Social dimensions of Transitional Justice

Discussion Papers and Report

From 8th to 9th September 2012 the Essex Transitional Justice Network and the School of Law of the University of Essex held their third international Research seminar on the economic and social dimensions of transitional justice, funded by the British Academy. The aim of the seminar was to contribute to advancing the theoretical conceptualization of the economic and social dimensions of transitional justice.

The discussion papers can be read here and the full report can be read here.



Report from the 2012 Conference

'The Law and Practice of Rehabilitation in Domestic Administrative Reparation Programmes'

The Essex Transitional Justice Network at the University of Essex, the American Society of International Law Interest Group on Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law, and the Clemens Nathan Research Centre are pleased to circulate the report of the Conference titled “The Law and Practice of Rehabilitation in Domestic Administrative Reparation Programmes”.

The conference took place at Firstsite (Colchester, UK) on 13 and 14 September 2012 and brought together a wide range of leading experts from around the world. The conference was part of an on-going research project on rehabilitation as a form of reparation.

You can read the report here.

For more information about the 2012 conference please visit our conference page.



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 ]

    
  • ETJN EVENTS TIMELINE

    British Council/ETJN Workshop - "Dealing with Land Destitution and Structural Inequalities in Transitions"

    25 - 28 February 2015, Javeriana University, Bogota

    "Between Documentality and Imagination: Curating the Violent Past in Contemporary Argentina"

    Professor Vikki Bell

    Tuesday 3 March 2015 1-2pm 5S.4.9 Chaired by Sanja Bahun

    ETJN FILM SERIES


    'But They Can't Break Stones' Distaru, 2015 - Thursday 26th February LTB10 6pm

    Film TBC - Thursday 5th March LTB10 6pm

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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."