CfP: The Power and Politics of Transitional Justice

Deadline March 25, 2020

Dear members and partners of the Balkan History Association,

You are kindly invited to submit your paper for the 7th International Conference on European Studies: The Power and Politics of Transitional Justice

Conference Scope

Within these 2 decades, transitional justice has become a key pillar on transforming politics, societies and scope of international intervention.  As a transitional mechanism, this international norm has covered post-conflict countries, deeply divided societies, post-authoritarian regimes and post-communist countries.  Due to the importance in dealing with the past in order to seek truth and justice, transitional justice comes in front of us as an emerging tool to build trusting institutions, embrace the rule of law and approach towards higher levels of democratization. This conference aims to bring together scholars, graduate students and practitioners to provide different perspectives and methodologies on theoretical and empirical models, as well as to enrich the public discourse on transitional justice in international and local levels.

Conference topics may include, but are not limited to:

Nationalism and ethnic – diversity as barriers or promoters of transitional justice.

Transitional justice as an international norm in international law.

Liberalism and post-conflict justice in divided societies.

Law and Justice before and after Communism

The prospects and limitations for a regional Balkan approach in transitional justice.

Is transitional justice a circumstance of justice in a unique context?

With this focus in mind, we warmly welcome paper submissions and presentation proposals from across the world and from a wide spectrum of disciplines and perspectives. We also welcome poster submissions, which will provide authors and participants with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work.

Participants may present in a maximum of two sessions

Abstracts should be 500 words maximum and sent to Accepted abstracts will be notified via email until March 30, 2020. The workshop has no fee, but the participants are responsible to cover travel and accommodation costs themselves.

ICES’20 will host a high-level keynote address and one policy link panel featuring representatives from media and civil society.  The Journal of European Social Research will co-organize the ICES’20 Best Paper Award competition. Selected papers will be part of an edited book on transitional justice. 


Author: Aisseco

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