School of Law to host Nov. 2 symposium on transitional justice
Oct. 2, 2013 - Ruti G. Teitel, the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at the New York Law School, will deliver the keynote address at the symposium, "Dialogues of Transitional Justice," which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Grand Courtroom of the School of Law Center.
Transitional justice refers to the set of judicial and non-judicial measures that have been implemented by different countries to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses, according to the International Center for Transitional Justice. These measures include criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations programs and various kinds of institutional reforms.
This symposium is structured to encourage rich discussion on transitional justice amongst presenters, panel members, practitioners, students and other symposium attendees.
Teitel, who also is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and affiliated visiting professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the author of "Humanity's Law" and "Transitional Justice" and many articles and book chapters on international and comparative law. She also is the founding co-chair of the American Society of International Law Interest Group on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law.
Other symposium presenters and their presentation titles are: Paulo Barrozo, assistant professor at Boston College Law School, "What Are Transitions For? Atrocity, Justice and the Political;" Anat Biletizki, the Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy at Quinnipiac, "Remembrance and Acknowledgements as Necessary Conditions of (re)Conciliation;" Nir Eisikovits, associate professor of legal and political philosophy and director of the graduate program in ethics and public policy at Suffolk University, "Peace Versus Justice in Transitional Settings;" and Lisa Laplante, associate professor and director of the Center for International Law and Policy at New England Law School, "Memory Wars." Learn more about the speakers.
Each presentation will be followed by panel commentary by students and scholars.
This symposium, sponsored by the Quinnipiac Law Review, the Albert Schweitzer Institute and the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution, is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-582-3221 by Oct. 24.