TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE:
Transitional Justice
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Transitional Justice

 

The next lecture on Transitional Justice "International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia - establishment and jurisdiction" will be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 1,30 p.m at the main building of the Faculty of Law (TRH 14). The lecture will be held in classroom no. III (second floor).  
 
The video lecture will be held by the judge Agius, the President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.
 
There will be no lecture on Friday, 1 November 2019. 

Transitional Justice
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 171407
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: doc. dr. sc. Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička
doc. dr. sc. Marin Bonačić
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Ivo Josipović - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Munivrana Vajda - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 27. 01. 2020.
  • 10. 02. 2020.
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Transitional Justice Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 171407
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička

Thursday at 10 a.m.

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 54
doc. dr. sc. Marin Bonačić

Tuesdays from 4 p.m.

Tkalčićeva 48-50, room 1
Lecturer Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović (Lectures)

Wednesday 5 p.m., room 41/II, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 41/II
prof. dr. sc. Ivo Josipović (Lectures)

Monday, 12 a.m.

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 46/II. kat
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Munivrana Vajda (Lectures)

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room soba 37/II
Literature
Roksandić Vidlička Sunčana; Prosecuting Serious Economic Crimes as International Crimes; Duncker+Humblot Berlin (2018), str. selected chapters
Teitel Ruti; Globalizing Transitional Justice; Oxford University Press (2016), str. selected chapters
Description
The objective of this Course is to introduce students to transitional justice and post conflict accountability redress mechanisms. The notion of transitional justice comprises the full range of processes and mechanisms associated with a society s attempt to come to term with a legacy of large-scale human rights abuses in order to ensure accountability and serve justice. TJ measures include criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, reparation programmes and various kinds of institutional reforms that will be addressed throughout the Course (primarily dealing with economic violence that occurred during transition and conflicts).

The economic, social and legal problems confronting societies in transition and after conflicts have attracted great attention in recent decades, especially since the unification of Germany, collapse of communistic states, war in former Yugoslavia, formation of South Africa s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Arab spring. This course will give insight into transitional justice concepts primarily concerned with economic violence. Therefore, the Course will provide the holistic approach to transitional justice. Holistic approach includes addressing all human rights violations in transitional and post conflict societies. The specific problem in apply transitional justice mechanisms presents addressing economic crimes and violations of economic, social and cultural rights (economic violence). After the Course, students will be able to think, analyze and write critically about the transitional justice mechanism in general. In depth knowledge will be acquired in addressing economic violence in international criminal and transitional justice discourse (e.g. UN business and human rights agenda).
Exam dates
27. 01. 2020.
10. 02. 2020.
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

After the Course, students should be able to think and analyze critically the transitional justice mechanism concerning economic violence, including social and corporate accountability practices when dealing with transnational business in post-conflict and transitional societies. Moreover, by the close of the Course, students should be able to identify and evaluate the fundamental and contemporary questions in the field after exploring several cases in which TJ processes have been initiated as an answer to past atrocities and serious violations of human rights, Student will gain knowledge on transitional justice and international criminal justice mechanism concerning addressing economic violence. 

Practical and Generic Skills:

The students will be able to apply acquired knowledge in the globalized communities, including MNC (multinational companies), NGOs, UN agencies, ICC; ad-hoc tribunals, operating in, or addressing  transitional/post-conflict societies.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

 Understand the complexity of the transitional and post-conflict societies and massive human rights abuses and efforts to address human rights abuses through appropriate TJ mechanisms (criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, reparation programmes and various kinds of institutional reforms)

- Critically analyze the goals of transitional and international criminal justice and post-conflict state building that are addressing (or fail to address) economic violence, business and human rights. Engage with normative and empirical debates in contemporary transitional and international criminal justice issues (e.g. Transnational Business and Human Rights in transitional societies (case  study of e.g. Croatia and Nigeria); identify and evaluate the fundamental and contemporary questions in the TJ discourse  concerning economic violence (policy debates)

-Think and analyze critically the transitional justice mechanism, including social and corporate accountability practices 

- Understand TJ policies created to address past massive human right abuses in transitional and post-conflict societies in different regions (e.g. Eastern Europe, Balkan, Africa, Asia, Middle East)

 

There will be a final written exam in the form of short essay alongside presentation with the topic chosen by student.  The final grade will also be based on the level of each student participation in the class discussions.