Essex Transitional Justice Network Summer School

Date and time: 
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 09:00 to Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 17:00
Essex, UK

Understanding the Economic and Social Dimensions of Transitional Justice

The Essex Transitional Justice Network is pleased announce details of the first Transitional Justice Summer School, which will take place at the University of Essex on the 10–12 September 2012.


The theme of the Summer School will be Understanding the Economic and Social Dimensions of Transitional Justice. It will focus on normative issues that arise when the field of transitional justice is broadened to include economic and social dimensions; on how the mechanisms of transitional justice have dealt and/or could deal with these dimensions; and on selected areas where the connection becomes apparent, such as economic crimes; resources; and the accountability of economic non-state actors such as corporations. Given the importance of gender-specific issues, these will be addressed as a cross-cutting subject during the three days. The topical importance of the experience of the Arab Spring will be acknowledged by dedicating a special session to this particular issue.

Teaching on the Summer School programme will be provided by experts in the field of economic and social transitional justice processes and there will be dedicated time for collaborative analysis of case-study material. The ETJN Summer School is designed for professionals in non-governmental organisations, human rights institutions, national and international governmental organisations, field operations, researchers and students.

The Summer School is a residential event, based at the University of Essex. Accommodation for delegates will be in rooms on the University campus. Fees are per person and cover all teaching, course material, accommodation and meals for the duration of the Summer School. Non-residential places are also available; the fees for these places cover course costs and lunch for each day of the Summer School.

View the University of Essex website for more information.