Online Seminar 24 March 2021: Unpacking Transitional Justice: International Law, Memory, Power

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Seminar Series

The Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) at the University of Amsterdam, and Melbourne Law School’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) are pleased to announce a new seminar series entitled ‘Unpacking Transitional Justice: International Law, Memory, and Power’ convened by Dr Eliana Cusato and Valeria Vázquez Guevara.

The aim of the Series is to bring together scholars from around the world employing interdisciplinary and critical approaches to the study of transitional justice and international law, broadly understood. The relationship between international law and societies ‘in transition’ has been subject to increased scholarly interest over the past years. By exploring how international law, memory, and power interact in current responses to the violence of the ‘past’, the Series intends to push the conversation forward, as well as build new research networks and opportunities for collaboration.

The Series will be held entirely online starting from 24 March 2021. For information on the programme and how to register, please visit,-memory,-power

Seminar 1. Truth: facts and post-conflict state-building

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 9am-10am CEST (Amsterdam) / 7pm-8pm AETS (Melbourne)

Introduction to Series, with opening by Professor Sundhya Pahuja (IILAH Director, MLS)

Speakers: Dr Eliana Cusato (ACIL/UvA) and Valeria Vázquez Guevara (IILAH/MLS)

Seminar 2. Community: culture, identities, and memories

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 9am-10am CEST (Amsterdam) / 5pm-6pm AETS (Melbourne)

Speakers: Professor Lucas Lixinski (UNSW) and Dr Maria Elander (LaTrobe)

Seminar 3. Justice: the political economy of international (criminal) law

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 9am-10am CEST (Amsterdam) / 5pm-6pm AETS (Melbourne)

Speakers: Associate Professor Christine Schwöbel-Patel (Warwick) and Dr Hannah Franzki (Bremen)

Seminar 4. Dealing with…the past? Reconciliation, reparations, and beyond

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 9am-10am CEST (Amsterdam) / 5pm-6pm AETS (Melbourne)

Speakers: Associate Professor Oishik Sircar (Jindal) and Associate Professor Sara Kendall (Kent)



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