Antonio Cassese Summer School: Transitional Justice, Conflict and Human Rights

Date and time: 
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 22:00 to Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 22:00


The challenge of dealing with the aftermath of violent conflict continues to trouble countries throughout the world. In responding to that challenge, the ever-expanding field of transitional justice proposes a range of practical measures – including criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations programmes and institutional reform – to potentially assist societies emerging from armed conflict.

The 2015 Antonio Cassese Summer School offers comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical application of these measures and practices. Based on both scholarly and practitioner expertise across a range of areas (including human rights, international criminal law, security reform, legal philosophy, gender politics) and country situations, the programme combines a general course on transitional justice with complementary topic-specific lectures.

The general course will be delivered by leading transitional justice scholar Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of Ulster's Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast. The complementary thematic lectures will be provided by a range of experts from both theory and practice working in specific areas related to transitional justice.

How to Attend

The deadline to apply is 15 June 2015. For more information on the program, faculty and application process, please visit the Summer School website.