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Transitional Justice Summer Institute, May 2008

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October 14, 2007

Workshop on Transitional Justice in the Asia Pacific, May 2008


Asia-Pacific Transitional Justice and Peace-Building

Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Bangkok, Thailand
May 11-24, 2008

The Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights (the Summer Institute) is an advanced two-week training program designed for participants working across a broad range of fields and disciplines related to IHL and Human Rights, either within the Asia-Pacific region or with Asia-Pacific interests. The inaugural Summer Institute will be held in Bangkok in 2008 and will focus on the theme of transitional justice and peace-building. The Summer Institute will provide participants with an in-depth look at the key mechanisms being utilized to deal with gross IHL and human rights violations committed throughout the Asia-Pacific region today. Some of the mechanisms that will be considered during the course include:

post-conflict trials (conducted by both domestic and internationalized or hybrid courts), national human rights commissions and commissions of inquiry and investigation, reconciliatory processes (including truth and reconciliation commissions), forms of delivering reparations, and forms of mediation and arbitration. The Summer Institute will be led by international and regional experts with extensive experience in transitional justice and peace building.

The Summer Institute is being co-organized by the East-West Center, the U.C. Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center, and the Office of Human Rights and Social Development at Mahidol University. Detailed information about the Summer Institute can be found at [this link].
This website contains information about tuition and other costs, and the limited number of need-based scholarships that will be available. Those interested in attending the Summer Institute or knowing more about it should visit the website or contact: Michelle Staggs, Coordinator, at

Please forward this email to any parties you believe would be interested in applying.

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