Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro

Justice after Mass Atrocities: Truth-seeking, Retribution, Reparation

online course
when 21 June 2021 - 26 June 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 400

What happens to societies after genocide and mass atrocities? How do survivors pick up their lives in the aftermath of mass killings and war crimes? Can one come to terms with mass atrocities committed against one's family and ethnic/racial group? Can one forgive and reconcile?

This course will introduce students to the field of transitional justice which is an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on processes of dealing with past human rights violations and the transition to more peaceful and democratic states. The course deals with questions that arise in countries emerging from armed conflict or from periods of authoritarian or repressive rule. It will focus on strategies available to societies in the aftermath of massive violations of human rights to re-establish the rule of law and build sustainable peace.

The course will introduce students to the evolution of transitional justice theory and practice, including truth commissions, trials and traditional practices, in such contexts as post-apartheid South Africa and post-genocide Bosnia, Cambodia, Germany and Rwanda. The course will raise a series of thought-provoking questions such as how mass atrocities affect states and their neighbors? What lessons did the UN learn from its experiences in dealing with mass atrocities? What are the pros and cons of prosecuting individuals for mass atrocities? Can multi-million international courts bring justice to survivors of war crimes?

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Course leader

Dr. Olivera Simic (Griffith University, Australia)

Credits info

5 EC
Students who complete the course requirements may transfer the course credit to their home institution (5 ECTS).*

*Please note, it is the student's responsibility to verify with your home institution that you are allowed to transfer ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 400: Full Tuition: 400 EUR (worldwide)

*Early Bird Special Tuition Discount for applications that arrive by February 7, 2021!
**Former CFCCS Summer School participants qualify for the special tuition discount.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
EUR 200: Reduced Tuition: 200 EUR

To qualify for Reduced Tuition, Summer School applicants need to be citizens of and to currently reside in one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Israel, Kosovo, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey.

*Early Bird Special Tuition Discount for applications that arrive by February 7, 2021!
**Former CFCCS Summer School participants qualify for the special tuition discount.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.