[TimorLesteStudies] Capetown Transitional Justice Fellowship Program

bu.wilson at anu.edu.au bu.wilson at anu.edu.au
Tue Jul 15 09:05:54 EST 2008

The Cape Town 2008 Transitional Justice Fellowship Program October 20, 2008
to November 8, 2008 The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
is pleased to announce its 2008 intensive course in Transitional Justice: a
3-week professional development course for 20, based in Cape Town, South

The course aims to build transitional justice capacity and to foster
long-term partnerships among transitional justice practitioners TOPICS The
course covers key topics in transitional justice theory and practice,
integrating gender-based considerations. Participants will receive a
rigorous theoretical introduction to the field, coupled with case studies to
enhance practical knowledge including: ongoing challenges of prosecutions,
truth commissions, institutional reforms, memorialization, and reparations.
The curriculum will be supplemented with weekly sessions led by expert field
practitioners, site visits to local NGOs, and case studies of transitional
justice initiatives across Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Participants will be selected from among lawyers, journalists, teachers,
human rights professionals, social workers, or other democracy practitioners
in similar professions from mainly African countries grappling with
transitional justice issues. Participants must be senior-level professionals
with a demonstrated commitment to ensuring that their society deals with the
past in a just and responsible manner.

Selection for fellows is rigorous and will be undertaken by a team of ICTJ
experts and peer reviewers. Participants will be expected to contribute to
relevant activities in his or her country/region after course completion.3
weeks intensive course designed for busy professionals Costs fully covered
by ICTJ (travel included) Renowned transitional justice experts as
instructors Small group of highly motivated participants geared toward
productive long-term collaborations Case studies drawn from the DRC, Sierra
Leone, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, South Africa, Morocco, East Timor, Peru,
Colombia, among others.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2008


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