Specialization - Justice After Atrocity

GEND 3227  Justice After Atrocity


Any 18 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course examines legal, ethical and sociopolitical responses to massive human rights violations in post-authoritarian and post-conflict societies. We ask whether, and how, the restoration of the rule of law, the (re)construction of democratic institutions, and the demands of truth, justice and reconciliation can be met. How should countries ""deal with the past?"" Is justice enough, and what kind of justice? Are some acts beyond forgiveness and punishment? Are truth, reparation and reconciliation possible? What are the gendered implications of atrocity and its remedy? We investigate these and other questions through historical and current case studies. This course may be credited towards Political Science and Social Welfare & Social Development.

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