28 October 2015

Conference Challenging Conventional Wisdom

The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) is delighted to invite you to the conference ‘Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Democratic Institution-Building’ on November 19 at Utrecht University.

The conference presents the current results of the three-year collaborative research project, the Impact of Transitional Justice Measures on Democratic Institution-Building supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.  The project focuses on countries facing a myriad of challenges following their emergence from authoritarian rule and/or violent conflict, including Hungary, East Germany, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Uganda and Sierra Leone.  This is a comparative, qualitative project examining the effects - positive, negative, and nil - of several transitional justice (TJ) measures upon key elements of democratic institution-building. The conference will count with the presence of experts and policymakers that will comment on the findings presented. For more information and project updates, please visit www.tjdi.org. For the program, please see below.


The conference will take place in the Raadzaal room at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University, Achter Sint Pieter 200, 3512 HT Utrecht 

Sign up

Signing up is possible as of now by sending an e-mail to d.m.snaathorst@students.uu.nl. Please sign up as soon as possible as there is a limited amount of seats available. Registration is open until November 13th.