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International Symposium: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding, Nov. 11-12, at NYU Law School

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International Symposium: Restorative Justice, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

November 11-12, 2011

Hosted by New York University School of Law

More information: www.iilj.org/newsandevents/RJRP.asp


All over the world controversies continue to beset the practice of peacebuilding. Peace versus justice. Religious versus secular. Individual versus structural justice. Forgiveness versus retribution. Overcoming these dilemmas requires more than reforming institutions but rather new thinking about the questions: what is justice? how is it related to the building of peace?
Answers to these questions lie in the twin concepts of reconciliation and restorative justice. The symposium explores their potential for overcoming the familiar controversies and offering guidance for peacebuilding. It will explore as well what these concepts have to say about punishment, accountability, apology, forgiveness, confession, truth telling, human rights, international law, and other issues and practices. Participation is open to students, scholars, and practitioners interested in transitional justice and peacebuilding.

Speakers include (see event website for complete listing):

John Braithwaite, Australian National University
Phil Clark, School of Oriental and African Studies
Stephen Hopgood, School of Oriental and African Studies
Louise Mallinder, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster
David Tolbert, International Center for Transitional Justice
Charles Villa-Vicencio, Georgetown University

The symposium is a project of the Program on Religion and Reconciliation at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame in collaboration with the Restorative Peacebuilding Project of the Working Party on Restorative Justice of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in New York.

It is directed by Jennifer Llewellyn, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University and Daniel Philpott, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. It is co-organized by the Institute for International Law and Justice and The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law.


For further information, visit http://www.iilj.org/newsandevents/RJRP.asp

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