Since its inception by the Minerva Center for Human Rights in 2009-2010, the Transitional Justice Student Workshop and Study Trip has annually been one of the most unique and highly sought-after educational opportunities offered at the Faculty of Law, and a key component of the Transitional Justice Program.
Ten students from diverse academic backgrounds are chosen each year, from among many dozens of applicants, to participate in an academic course in transitional justice that focuses in particular on one historic example of transition (or attempted transition) from conflict to peace. The course culminates in an intensive study trip to the region in question - including discussions and tours with political leaders; with judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys; with civil society practitioners and community leaders; with survivors’ groups, ex-combatants and ex-prisoners; and with students and leading academics at local universities.
The first such workshop and study tour focused on Rwanda - developed and taught by Dr. Sigall Horovitz, then a PhD student at the Faculty of Law, the course was offered in 2010, 2011 and 2012. A second workshop and study tour focused on the Northern Ireland conflict - developed and taught by Dr. Ron Dudai, who completed his PhD at Queens University Belfast, the course was offered in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The most recent workshop focuses on the conflict in Cyprus - developed and taught by Adv. Limor Yehuda, a PhD student in the Faculty of Law, it has been offered in 2017 and 2018.
Details of each of these workshops and study tours, including photographs and student testimonials, can be reached through the links on the left.