Transitional Justice Program

CHRGJ’s Transitional Justice Program brings together teaching, research, conferences, and student field work on criminal trials, truth commissions, institutional reform and reparations programs in transitional democracies, ranging from East Timor and Iraq to Sierra Leone and Peru and, most recently, Sri Lanka and Colombia. It includes coursework that examines the conceptual underpinnings of this field and advanced issues in transitional justice.

Pablo de Greiff, who until May 2018 served as the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, directs the program.

UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff presents at the Human Rights Council
UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff presents at the Human Rights Council

CHRGJ encourages student engagement with transitional justice issues through the Transitional Justice Leadership Program, and a comprehensive range of transitional justice fellowships, which enable students to undertake research and fieldwork on criminal trials, truth commissions, institutional reform and reparations programs in transitional democracies.

In collaboration with one of its key partner organizations, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the Center also hosts the annual Emilio Mignone Transitional Justice Lecture, which provides a prominent platform for distinguished persons working on transitional justice issues to deliver public remarks on important developments in the field. Past speakers have included José Zalaquett; Louise Arbour; Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein; Cristina Fernández de Kirchner; Aryeh Neier; Darren Walker; and Sherrilyn Ifill.

People
Pablo de Greiff
Transitional Justice Program Director
Philip Alston
CHRGJ Faculty Director & Co-Chair
John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law
UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Deborah Alejandra Popowski
CHRGJ Executive Director
Danica Damplo
Research Officer to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence
Lauren Stackpoole
CHRGJ Program Manager

Student Opportunities

Transitional Justice Leadership Program
Transitional Justice Scholars engage with renowned transitional justice experts through coursework, scholarship, and facilitated internships. Open to incoming NYU Law LLM students.
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Transitional Justice Coursework
Through seminars taught by leading faculty, students can explore the core elements of transitional justice—justice, truth, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence—in theory and in practice. Open to all enrolled NYU Law students.
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International Law and Human Rights Fellowship Program
Every year, ILHR Fellows secure funded internships with leading transitional justice institutions and NGOs. Our program includes specialized training in advance of the internship and support for producing scholarship related to the experience.
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Related Documents
Reports and Briefing Papers
October 12, 2017
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Framework Approach to Conflict Prevention
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Reports and Briefing Papers
August 20, 2017
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Global Study on Implementation of Transitional Justice Measures
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Reports and Briefing Papers
December 27, 2016
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Victim Participation in Transitional Justice
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Related Events
June 19 - 20, 2018
The Silence of Others
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November 9, 2017
9th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice: Reckoning with Racial Injustice in the United States
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Related Pages

Transitional Justice
Torture, Rendition, and Detention
Human Rights Methodology and Institutions
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