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
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
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."