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Revealing Truth, Reclaiming Justice: Transitional Justice in Asian Contexts

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Kampung Damai

Jalan Pantai Berawa

Gang Sri Kahyangan no. 1

Canggu, North Kuta, Bali 80361

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Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) is pleased to announce a Short Course on Transitional Justice. This week-long course is designed to learn lessons from the field and affirm key principles and best practice for addressing unjust past. The measures of transitional justice include criminal prosecutions, commissions of inquiry and “truth commissions”, programmes aimed at individual and collective reparation, and institutional reform. In the region, countries such as Aceh (Indonesia), Timor-Leste, Thailand and South Korea have established truth commissions, and other countries and territories have the unrealised promise of a truth commission built into peace agreements or special autonomy settlements, such as in Nepal and Papua (Indonesia). In terms of prosecution of perpetrators of serious crimes, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Indonesia and Bangladesh have conducted trials, with differing outcomes. To date, governments in Thailand, Aceh and Nepal have provided some kind of interim relief for victims but there is yet an example of a comprehensive reparations programme in Asia.

Key Issues and Themes:

  • Understanding Transitions in Asia (Case Studies: Indonesia, Timor Leste, Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka)
  • Analysing Root Causes of Conflict in Our Context
  • Human Rights, Peace and Transitional Justice
  • Elements of Transitional Justice: Truth-seeking, Justice, Reparation and Institutional Reform
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Prospect and Challenges
  • ICC and Complementarity: Relevance in Asian Contexts
  • Gender Justice and Violence against Women in Conflict
  • Emerging and Cross-cutting Themes: Corruption, Natural Resources, Violent Extremism
  • The Role of Victims in Peace Processes and Transitions
  • Learning from Transitional Justice Initiatives from Different Contexts
  • Developing Strategies on Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding in Asia: Plan of Action

Tuition cost: 500 USD (a limited number of partial scholarships are available)

For more information, visit http://asia-ajar.org/2017/09/regional-short-course-transitional-justice-asian-contexts/. To apply, email Clevyra Wang, AJAR's Programme Assistant, at cwang@asia-ajar.org.

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Canggu, North Kuta, Bali 80361

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