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About this Course

According to the United Nations, the term transitional justice (TJ) covers all of the strategies a nation employs to address a history of mass human rights violations. Although this may include a range of steps designed for particular contexts, approaches will usually fit within the four basic pillars of the TJ framework:

  • Uncovering and making public the truth about the violations, including the root causes;
  • Prosecution of those responsible for mass crimes;
  • Attempting to repair the lives of victims;
  • Undertaking the social, legal and institutional reforms needed to make recurrence less likely.

This course aims to strengthen civil society through the building of transitional justice knowledge, particularly around the right to truth and truth-seeking processes. It will provide an understanding of the right to truth, truth seeking initiatives and mechanisms, standards and principles to build a credible truth-seeking mechanisms, case studies and best practices from different contexts.

Course Details: 

  • Mode of Study: Flexible and Independent Study, 100% online.
  • Level of study: Intermediate Level
  • Prerequisite: ‘Introduction to Transitional Justice’ Course
  • Duration: Approx. 1.5 – 2 hours to complete
  • Language: English