Curriculum Guide · Courses
Transitional Justice: Theory and Practice
Professor Ari Bassin
LL.M Seminar 766 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
In the wake of historical trauma – dictatorship, revolution, civil war, mass atrocity, genocide, and other crisis moments in the life of a nation – law and society begin the process of grappling with the past and laying a foundation for the future. From the Nuremberg Trials to Rwanda’s gacaca courts, and from Argentina’s amnesty laws to the International Criminal Court, this course uses historical and contemporary case studies to gain a better understanding of whether and how various mechanisms of transitional justice have contributed to such goals as peace, justice, and reconciliation.
Prerequisite: International Law I or equivalent.