Negotiating Peace and Justice: ICTJ's 2017 Intensive Course on Transitional Justice and Peace Processes

Date and time: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 22:01 to Friday, October 13, 2017 - 21:59
Barcelona, Spain

How do questions of justice impact peace processes? And what do processes from Colombia to Northern Ireland and beyond tell us about this relationship? Those questions guide our intensive course "Negotiating Peace and Justice: A Course on the Place of Transitional Justice in Peace Processes," to be held October 9-13 in Barcelona, Spain in partnership with Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC) and the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP).

The course will focus on practical examples of recent or paradigmatic peace processes where the question of justice formed a significant part of the negotiating context. The aim is to provide course participants with a firm grounding in the basics of transitional justice and to understand the challenges, options and implications of different approaches to the justice question in peace processes.

The course format includes a combination of lectures, small group discussion, simulations, and an exchange of practical experiences from the participants.

The course will be held from October 9-13, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

The program is targeted at mid-career and senior staff at multilateral agencies, governments, NGOs, foundations, and universities. Practitioners directly involved in countries dealing with peace processes are especially encouraged to apply.

Instructors include top level experts and practitioners, such as Fernando Travesi, Ruben Carranza and Howard Varney, among others. Participants will be sent selected reading materials in advance, and receive a comprehensive resource packet for future reference upon completion of the course.

How to Apply

For complete course information including curriculum details, application instructions, and cost click here. Download the application here as a Word Document.

If you have any questions about the course or application process, please contact Kelen Meregali at

Applications will be accepted until August 25, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by soon after.