JRP is highlighted on page 5 of the Transitional Justice Institute’s September newsletter in an article on the 2011 TJ Summer School. JRP’s Lindsay McClain received a competitive bursary to attend the course on public inquires from June 13-17, 2011. The full article is posted below. To access a PDF of the full newsletter, visit http://www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/documents/NewsletterSEPT2011.f or click here.
“Summer School 2011,” News from TJI, September 2011
The annual Summer School on Transitional Justice which incorporated two separate programmes: Gender, Conflict and Transition and The Use of Public Inquiries, took place at the Magee campus from 13 to 17 June 2011.
Now in its fourth year, the Summer School continues to attract participants from various conflict and post-conflict states around the world. Participants came from Austria, Bosnia and Herzigovina, Canada, Japan, Kenya, Uganda and US, in addition to representatives from various public bodies and NGOs in Northern Ireland.
The academic component of the programme was complemented by a full social pro-gramme providing the opportunity for participants to get to know a little about the local area – this in-cluded a walking tour of Derry city, a very popular tour to the North Coast, film screenings and a Summer School dinner.
The TJI was delighted to be able to offer bursaries to some participants through a competitive process: Megan Dersnah-Alexandra from the University of Toronto, Gorana Mlinarevic from the University of Sarajevo and Lindsay McClain from the Justice and Reconciliation Project in Uganda (pictured below, right).
The week long residential course provided a dynamic context for the exchange of views and ex-periences between academics, practitioners and students through a combination of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions on key aspects of transitional justice. Guest speakers on the Gen-der programme included: Dr Fidelma Ashe (UU); Professor Christine Bell (TJI); Claire Hackett (Falls Commu-nity Council); Sari Kouvo (International Center for Transitional Justice); Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (TJI); Dr Catherine O‘Rourke (TJI); Mrs Eilish Rooney (TJI), Ms Aisling Swaine (TJI). Speakers on the Inquiries pro-gramme included: Professor Bill Rolston (TJI); Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (TJI); Professor Christine Bell (TJI); Professor Colm Campbell (TJI); Dr Louise Mallinder (TJI); Professor Phil Scraton (Queen‘s University Belfast); Dr Vicky Conway (Queen‘s University Belfast); Ms Marny Requa (Queen‘s University Belfast); Ms Colleen Smyth (TJI); Mr John Leckey (Senior Coroner for Northern Ireland); Mr Neil Garnham QC; and Ms Caroline Cross (Barrister).