The Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) at the University of Amsterdam, and Melbourne Law School’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) have organised a new seminar series entitled ‘Unpacking Transitional Justice: International Law, Memory, and Power’ convened by dr. Eliana Cusato and Valeria Vázquez Guevara. The aim of the Series is to bring together scholars from around the world employing interdisciplinary and critical approaches to the study of transitional justice and international law, broadly understood. The relationship between international law and societies ‘in transition’ has been subject to increased scholarly interest over the past years. By exploring how international law, memory, and power interact in current responses to the violence of the ‘past’, the Series intends to push the conversation forward, as well as build new research networks and opportunities for collaboration.

  • Seminar 1 (24 March) Truth: facts and post-conflict state-building. Introduction to Series, with opening by Professor Sundhya Pahuja (IILAH Director, MLS). Speakers: Dr Eliana Cusato (ACIL/UvA) and Valeria Vázquez Guevara (IILAH/MLS)
  • Seminar 2 (21 April) Community: culture, identities, and memories. Speakers: Professor Lucas Lixinski (UNSW) and Dr Maria Elander (LaTrobe)
  • Seminar 3 (26 May) Justice: the political economy of international (criminal) law. Speakers: Associate Professor Christine Schwöbel-Patel (Warwick) and Dr Hannah Franzki (Bremen)
  • Seminar 4 (16 June) Dealing with...the past? Reconciliation, reparations, and beyond. Speakers: Associate Professor Oishik Sircar (Jindal) and Associate Professor Sara Kendall (Kent).