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FAIR 334B - Transitional Justice


This course examines different approaches taken by countries and the international community in dealing with gross violations of human rights (civil and political). It also explores the processes by which formerly repressive States transform themselves into societies based on democracy and the rule of law. It examines the various means of establishing accountability including truth, reconciliation and historical commissions; national, international and hybrid prosecutions of perpetrators of human rights abuse; reparation for victims of human rights and humanitarian law violations; “lustration” laws and institutional reforms. It also considers the obstacles to these processes including political instability, amnesty laws, and the lack of engagement by the international community. The course will explore the possibility of accountability processes for gross violations of economic, social and cultural rights. S/U grading. Also offered as HGST 334.

Prerequisites & Notes: One course from: FAIR 203A, FAIR 334C, FAIR 334J, FAIR 334L, INTL 336 or INTL 340; or instructor permission. Enrollment in HGST minor is preferred for HGST students.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: S/U



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