Transitional Justice & the Politics of Memory
Earn 5 ECTS points in Summer 2017
To apply for the program from 3 July to 13 July, please click here.
Former Diplomats, Policymakers and Experts featuring in the 2017 Program:
Marieka Wierda, Dutch Foreign Ministry
Christian Axboe Nielsen, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
The summer school offers a wide range of topics and activities.
The inspiring and memorable Summer School experience has helped our alumni to excel and pursue excellent career opportunities, including doctoral programs at Princeton University, Fulbright Scholarships and employment at the United Nations, among others.
These four universities have put this program together.
The Unger Foundation generously provided three scholarships for summer school participants from Croatia. Their support helps young, Croatian leaders to build common values and help expand a network of knowledge, expertise and collaboration with peers across the region and beyond. 2016 Unger Scholarship recipients from left to right: Tea Jambresic, Bruno Vignjevic and Nela Erdeljac.
The New York Times published an article on transitional justice in Latin America. “In a ruling that clears the way for El Salvador to prosecute the perpetrators of war crimes committed during its brutal civil war, the country’s highest court has struck down an amnesty law that has protected soldiers, rebel fighters and death squads Read more about Salvadoran Court Overturns Wartime Amnesty, Paving Way for Prosecutions[…]
Political changes unleashed by the 2011 Arab Spring plunged the Middle East and North Africa into political turmoil resulting in domestic and international power realignments. These developments have witnessed the outbreak of armed conflict in Libya, Syria and Yemen, a failed transition in Egypt, and the violent suppression of popular protests in the Gulf. Yet, Read more about Autocrats, the Arab Spring and the Impact of Transitional Justice[…]
Transitional justice has long grappled with the challenges of traditional post-conflict and post-authoritarian mechanisms, such as war crimes trials or truth commissions. However, the role of youth in this processes is less clear. In his lecture, Dr. Arnaud Kurze, one of the school’s organizers, explored the creation of alternative transitional justice spaces in post-conflict contexts, particularly Read more about Youth Movements, Alternative Spaces & Dealing with the Past[…]
Against the backdrop of efforts to deal with the past in Southeast Asia, the summer school organized film screenings of two documentaries,The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence. These films depict the situation in Indonesia, where the Sukarno regime killed and tortured hundreds of thousands of civilians accusing them of being political dissidents conspiring with communists during Read more about Award-Winning Film Director Joshua Oppenheimer at Summer School[…]
Several high-caliber practitioners lectured on international justice as part of the program, including former US diplomat, Mietek Boduszynski, one of the school’s organizers, and Christian Axboe Nielsen, a former expert witness at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). One of the questions that was addressed during these sessions pertained to the sanction Read more about Accountability in the Eye of International Actors[…]
The 2016 Cres Summer School on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory was kicked off by the city’s Vice Mayor, Jadranka Blatt, the Frane Petrić School Principal, Josip Pope and the program’s organizers, welcoming almost two dozens of international students hailing from across Europe, the United States and Eastern Europe. The Summer School’s themes Read more about Summer School Kickoff[…]