Transitional justice from above and below? A global comparative perspective. Lecture 4; Exploring impacts from bottom-up processes after mass violence

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Engelska Parken, Eng2-1076
  • Lecturer: Holly Guthrey, Hugo Valentin Centre, UU
  • Organiser: Hugo Valentin-centrum
  • Contact person: Holly Guthrey
  • Phone: 018-471 7589
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Exploring impacts of bottom-up processes after mass violence

This open lecture series will speak to the ongoing debate in the field of transitional justice regarding whether it is best to pursue post-conflict justice and reconciliation strategies from the top-down or bottom-u, i.e. should states or international organizations lead these efforts, or should they be developed and implemented by local, grassroots actors. In an effort to build across regional borders, inducing case studies from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Jerusalem, Rwanda and Solomon Islands. Each lecture will reflect on important questions surrounding the possible risks and benefits of pursuing transitional justice from above or below.

Holly L. Guthrey received her PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Otago and is a Research Fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University. Her research interests include transitional justice, postconflict reconciliation and peacebuilding, victim psychology, and customary justice en reconciliation mechanisms. Among the settings where she has conducted field research are Chile, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Taiwan and Timor-Leste.