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Dealing with the Past Course

Application Deadline
30th November 2019
Start
24th January 2020
End
24th January 2020
Skill level
Advanced
Place
On campus
Costs/Fee
CHF 1100
Description

Finding a way to deal with a violent past in the aftermath of civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is argued by some to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and the rule of law. This includes the identification of past human rights violations, the prosecution of perpetrators on a national or international level, the rehabilitation of victims, the establishment of truth commissions, reparation programs, guarantees of non-recurrence and commemoration. Course participants will critically reflect on such processes and assess their effects on society as a whole and on victims and perpetrators in particular.

Objectives

In this course you will:

-understand different approaches to dealing with the past.
-get familiar with the most important notions, concepts and mechanisms relevant to transitional justice and dealing with the past (truth commissions, archives, reparation programs, guarantees of non-recurrence, etc.).
-learn how dealing with the past processes have been designed and implemented in different contexts.
-learn about the complexities, challenges and politics inherent in dealing with the past processes and the design of mechanisms and interventions.
- exchange experience and become part of a community of practice.

Preconditions

This course is designed for:

- professionals 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

Location
Steinengraben 22 4051 Basel Switzerland
Provider

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Topics
  • 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
Methods
  • Lecture
  • Group Work and Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Case Study
Accreditation
  • ECTS (for participants of the swisspeace CAS programs)
Certificate
  • Confirmation of Participation
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