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



ETJN Annual Lecture 2014 - Professor Sir Paul Collier

The Essex Transitional Justice Network is holding its fourth annual lecture on Tuesday 6 May 2014 at the University of Essex, and we are 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 will be giving a lecture on the connection between transitional justice and development that is going to be particularly interesting for people working at the intersection of fields such as law, politics, economics and ethics. We will announce the title of the lecture shortly.

The lecture will also be streamed live to our website.



Third ETJN Summer School 18-21 September 2014

Settling Accounts: The role of businesses in societies emerging from conflict and authoritarian rule

The third Transitional Justice Summer School will be taking place at the University of Essex in September 2014, in association with the Essex Business and Human Rights Project (EBHR) and will consider the various ways that transitional justice processes and mechanisms can deal with corporate accountability as well as the obstacles to doing so.

The Summer School will run for 3.5 days, with teaching provided by experts in the field of economic and social transitional justice processes, and corporate accountability.

Further details about the event and booking information 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 Talk - Roberto Gargarella - 5 Mar 2014

"No Place for Popular Sovereignty. Democracy, Rights and Punishment in Gelman v. Uruguay"

The Essex Transitional Justice Network hosted a talk by Roberto Gargarella entitled "No Place for Popular Sovereignty. Democracy, Rights and Punishment in Gelman v. Uruguay" on the 5th March 2014 3-5pm, in the Tony Rich Teaching Centre TC2.12 + TC2.13.

You can now listen to the talk and view the accompanying slides here



'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.



Third ETJN Summer School 18-21 September 2014

Settling Accounts: The role of businesses in societies emerging from conflict and authoritarian rule

The third Transitional Justice Summer School will be taking place at the University of Essex in September 2014, in association with the Essex Business and Human Rights Project (EBHR) and will consider the various ways that transitional justice processes and mechanisms can deal with corporate accountability as well as the obstacles to doing so.

The Summer School will run for 3.5 days, with teaching provided by experts in the field of economic and social transitional justice processes, and corporate accountability.

Further details about the event and booking information 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 ]