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Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation Course

Application Deadline
30th June 2020
7th September 2020
11th September 2020
Skill level
On campus
CHF 2800

Finding a way to deal with a violent past following events such as civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is often argued to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and rule of law. International advocacy networks, norms and legal frameworks support national and local actors in the design of mechanisms and processes, such as with truth commissions, tribunals or commemorations. The interactions of these actors shape whether or not a particular dealing with the past process succeeds in being locally relevant and effective. This course examines the potentials and challenges for the design and implementation of dealing with the past processes. Engaging with key debates in the field, it focuses on how to ensure that dealing with the past processes support the transformation of violent conflicts.


In this course you will:
- acquire a thorough understanding of transitional justice, the right to know, the right to reparations, the right to justice as well as guarantees of non-recurrence.
- get to know ‘local’ approaches to dealing with the past and ‘international’ frameworks.
- reflect on practices of inclusion in dealing with the past processes.
- learn about transformative approaches to dealing with the past.
- exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.


This course is designed for:

professionals interested or engaged in dealing with the past processes and conflict transformation
practitioners and academics interested in complementing their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge

Steinengraben 22 4051 Basel Switzerland

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  • Conflict transformation
  • Culture and identity
  • Human rights (in conflict)
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Conflict analysis
  • Conflict prevention
  • Institutional development / capacity building
  • Peacebuilding
  • Policing
  • Project management conflict-sensitive
  • Transitional justice
  • Designing peacebuilding & prevention programming
Languages English
Evaluation Participation
Target Audience
  • Military
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Policy makers
  • Civil servants in governments
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • NGO staff
  • Women
  • Social workers
  • Journalists
  • Lecture
  • Group Work and Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Case Study
  • ECTS (for participants of the swisspeace CAS programs)
  • Confirmation of Participation
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