Conferences and Lectures

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The Scripts and Settings of Transitional Justice: Procedure, Protocol and Form (June, 2021)

The Minerva Centers for Human Rights at both the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University hosted a joint 3-day international webinar on the scripts and settings of transitional justice - procedure, protocol and form.

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A recording of the event can be found here:

Day 1 / June 14:

Day 2 / June 15:

Day 3 / June 16:

 

 

Transitional Justice and the Crisis of Democracy (September 30-October 1, 2020)

The Minerva Centers for Human Rights at both the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University hosted a joint 2-day international webinar on transitional justice and the crisis of democracy. The full program can be viewed by clicking here.

Recordings are available for both days of the webinar.

Day 1 / September 30:

Day 2 / October 1: 

 

Following the event, panelists held a follow-up session to continue discussions cut short by time constraints during the webinar.

 

 

 

Flattening the Conflict? COVID-19 and Peacebuilding in Israel/Palestine (June 29, 2020)

The Minerva Center hosted an online symposium addressed the unique opportunities and challenges presented by COVID-19 for peacebuilding in Israel/Palestine and the region. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on social and legal norms across the globe. For Israelis and Palestinians, the pandemic emerged during political crisis and looming threats of annexation. At the same time, the relative success of cross-border cooperation and joint efforts in East Jerusalem are worthy of attention. Experts and practitioners in the field held a discussion about the ability of the public health crisis to lead warring nations to build on shared interests, the region’s resources and possibly unite against a ‘common enemy’. 

The symposium was co-organized by Dr. Jeremie Bracka, Transitional Justice Postdoctoral Fellow at the Minerva Center, and by Prof. Tomer Broude, the Center’s Academic Director.  

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The Criminalization of Migration in the U.S. and Beyond, Prof. Jennifer Chacón (December 2019)

The Minerva Center for Human Rights was honored to celebrate the establishment of the Bob and Sally Shafton Memorial Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series. The annual series is made possible by a generous gift to the Center from the Levenfeld family of Jerusalem in honor of their parents/grandparents, the late Bob and Sally Shafton of Los Angeles - and will enable the Center to annually host a prominent human rights scholar from the Los Angeles area for teaching, seminars and public lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  

The inauguration of the Shafton Memorial Series featured a public lecture by the first Shafton Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Prof. Jennifer Chacón of UCLA School of Law, on the criminalization of immigration in the U.S. and beyond. Greetings were given by Jill Shafton-Levenfeld on behalf of the family and by the Dean of the Hebrew University Faculty of law, Prof. Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir. Opening remarks were presented by retired Israeli Supreme Court Justice Ayala Procaccia, a long-time friend of the family. 

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(All photos by Bruno Charbit).  

 

Public Lecture: Gender Dimensions in Transitional Justice, Prof. Fabián Salvioli (June 04, 2019) 

The Fried-Gal Transitional Justice Program and Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem hosted Prof. Fabián Salvioli of Argentina, the UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice (and former President of the UN Human Rights Committee), for a lecture on “Gender Dimensions in Transitional Justice”. The discussion was chaired by Prof. Ruti Teitel of New York Law School, one of the preeminent scholars in the field. 

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Transitional Justice and Global Politics: International and Global Perspectives (November 29, 2018)

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and Fried-Gal Transitional Justice Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Law, in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland in Israel, held an international symposium on November 29, 2018, on the interplay between global politics and transitional justice. The symposium brought together local and international scholars and practitioners engaged in transitional justice initiatives and research for an extremely fruitful day of discussions, mapping and critically evaluating the external political conditions under which transitional justice interventions are considered or attempted in different states. The discussions were chaired by Prof. Yuval Shany, Co-Director of the Transitional Justice Program, and included contributions from His Excellency Jean-Daniel Ruch, Ambassador of Switzerland to Israel.

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And see this article (in French) by Dr. Pierre Hazan following the symposium.

 

International Symposium: "Higher Walls‏: The Challenging Transition of East-Germany since 1990" (January 17, 2018) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and the Fried-Gal Transitional Justice Program hosted a discussion on the transition of East Germany following the 1990 reunification. Guest speakers included Amb. Clemens von Gotze, Germany's Ambassador to Israel; Dr. Anna Kaminsky, Director of the German Federal Foundation for the reappraisal of the communist dictatorship; Professors Tomer Broude and Manuela Consonni of the Hebrew University; and Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD visiting lecturer. 

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On the Origins of "Genocide" and " Crimes against Humanity", Symposium on Philippe Sand's East West Street (April 23, 2017) 

On April 23, 2017, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, the Center together with Mishkenot Sha’ananim hosted a special evening with leading human rights scholar and advocate Prof. Philippe Sands of University College London, discussing his recent book East West Street. 

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The Politics of Commemorations in Divided Societies (May 16, 2016) 

The Minerva center hosted a symposium on the politics of commemoration, focusing on Northern Ireland and Israel. Speakers at the symposium included Prof. Pierre Hazan (Special Advidor for Transitional Justice, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue), Dr. Kris Brown (Transitional Justice Institution, Ulster University), Dr. Ron Dudai (Martin Buber Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Dr. Renana Keydar (Post-Doctoral Fellow, "Human Rights under Pressure" Research Program) chaired the Symposium. 

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“Learning from Reality: International and Foreign Courts’ Interventions in the Israel/Palestine Conflict”, a Guest Lecture by Luis Moreno Ocampo at the Fried-Gal Colloquium on Transitional Justice (December 14, 2015) 

The Public was invited to a lecture by the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on "Learning from Reality: International and Foreign Courts' Interventions in the Israel/ Palestine Conflict". 

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A Guest Lecture by Prof. Monica McWilliams, former head of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and a key participant in the Northern Ireland peace negotiations (November 30, 2015) 

The public was invited to a lecture by Prof. Monica McWilliams on "The Role of Women Activists in the Northern Ireland Peace Process".  

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“Woman in Gold”, Symposium on Stolen Art during the Holocaust (July 7, 2015) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and the Transitional Justice Program, in conjunction with the Israel Museum, invited the public to a symposium on stolen art during the holocaust. Speakers at the symposium included Attorney E. Randol Schoenberg (the prosecutor in the case against the Austrian government), James Snyder, Shlomit Steinberg and Prof. Barak Medina. 

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Symposium on “A Decade Since the Disengagement from the Gaza Strip” (June 16, 2015) 

The Minerva Center hosted a symposium focusing on two aspects of Israel’s 2005 disengagement from Gaza – the State’s treatment of the settlers, and the question of the status of Gaza after the disengagement. Speakers at the symposium included Judge Dorit Beinisch, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel; former Supreme Court Judge Eliyahu Matza, who headed the National Commission of Inquiry on the treatment of the settlers; government officials, civil society practitioners and academics.  

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A Guest Lecture by Luis Moreno Ocampo at the Fried-Gal Colloquium on Transitional Justice in the context of Israel- Palestine (May 7, 2014) 

The Public was invited to a lecture by the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on "The Challenges of the Inaugural Years of the International Criminal Court".  

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A lecture by Prof. Naomi Roht-Arriaza on "Transitional Justice and Int'l Criminal Justice - Evolution of the Field(s)" (March 3, 2014) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and the Transitional Justice Program invited the public to a lecture by Prof. Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law. The event was chaired by Dr. Ron Dudai, Martin Buber Society of Fellows and Minerva Center for Human Rights.  

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Symposium on “Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Post-Pinochet Chile” (November 10, 2013) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and the Transitional Justice Program, in cooperation with The Liwerant Center for the Study of Latin America, Spain, Portugal and their Jewish Communities invited the public to a symposium on Post-Pinochet Chile.  

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Symposium on “Transition, Justice and Human Rights in Argentina” (October 14, 2013) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and the Transitional Justice Program, in cooperation with the Department of Romance and Latin American Studies invited the public to a symposium on transition, justice and human rights in Argentina. The lectures were held in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English.  

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Symposium on: “Transitional Justice and Political Apologies” (March 28, 2012) 

The public was invited to a symposium on Transitional Justice and Political Apologies, with Adv. Sigall Horovitz, Dr. Nava Lowenheim, Dr. Zohar Kampf, Adv. Hassan Jabareen and Prof. Avraham Sela. 

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An International Symposium on: “Genocide Prevention: The Interaction of Comparative Research and Transitional Justice” (May 30, 2011) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights invited the public to a symposium focusing on the prevention of genocide. The symposium explored the interface between lessons learned from the comparative research of past genocides, on the one hand, and the experience gained from post-genocide transitional justice processes, on the other.  

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Symposium on “Justice and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide” (October 27, 2010) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and the Transitional Justice Program, in cooperation with the Program in Genocide Studies and Prevention Center for Conflict Management in the National University of Rwanda, invited the public to a symposium on justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. 

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Discussion on “Transitional Justice and Latin America’s Fight against Impunity” (April 22, 2009) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights, in cooperation with the Academy-Community Partnership for Social Change, invited the public to a discussion on Latin America’s fight against impunity.  

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An International Symposium: “The Contribution of the Eichmann Trial to the International Criminal Law” (January 14, 2008) 

The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, together with the Bruce W. Wayne Chair of International Law, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, held an international symposium on the contribution of the Eichmann Trial to International Criminal Law. The event honored retired Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Bach on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Justice Bach was a prosecutor at the Eichmann trial. 

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