Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa

Date and time: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, October 9, 2014 (All day)
Nairobi, Kenya


The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HPSIR) in Nairobi, Kenya, will host a conference on "Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa" on October 8th and 9th.

The general objective of this conference is to stimulate strategic response to the challenges of national healing and reconciliation in African countries, such as Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Syria,, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Burundi, Sierra Leone and Kenya., among others, while looking at the diverse policy formulation and implementation opportunities in addressing the needs around transitional justice. In a number of post conflict societies in Africa there has been a general impasse on the way forward in addressing issues of justice, compensation, accountability, healing and reconciliation. It is therefore fundamental that as civil society, government, academic and religious institutions we explore ways in which we can find long lasting solutions to our fragmented societies.

His Excellency Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson, African Union (AU) Commission and Professor Makau Mutua, Dean & SUNY Distinguished Professor at The State University of New York will be the keynote speakers. Other speakers at the conference include: Dr. Timothy Murithi, Head of Programme, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), South Africa; Prof. Omoka Wanakayi, Researcher and Lecturer at Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Kenya; Prof. Amb. Philip Mwanzia, Lecturer, United States International University (USIU); Fr. Peter John Pearson, Director, Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) for Southern Africa Catholic Bishops' Conference, South Africa; and Clara Ramírez-Barat, Senior Associate for ICTJ's Research Unit.

How to Attend

For more information and to register to attend, please visit the conference website.