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07Sep 2020-11Sep 2020

University of Basel



swisspeace course: Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation Course

Continued education module offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel

Learn about the design and implementation of effective and transformative dealing with the past processes.

Finding a way to deal with a violent past following events such as civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is often argued to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and rule of law. International advocacy networks, norms and legal frameworks support national and local actors in the design of mechanisms and processes, such as with truth commissions, tribunals or commemorations. The interactions of these actors shape whether or not a particular dealing with the past process succeeds in being locally relevant and effective. This course examines the potentials and challenges for the design and implementation of dealing with the past processes. Engaging with key debates in the field, it focuses on how to ensure that dealing with the past processes support the transformation of violent conflicts.

In this course participants will:

  • acquire a thorough understanding of transitional justice, the right to know, the right to reparations, the right to justice as well as guarantees of non-recurrence.
  • get to know ‘local’ approaches to dealing with the past and ‘international’ frameworks.
  • reflect on practices of inclusion in dealing with the past processes.
  • learn about transformative approaches to dealing with the past.
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.

Applications close on 30 June 2020. For further information, please contact or visit the swiss peace website.

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