Minerva Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice is a multidisciplinary field of contemporary research and practice, concerned with processes that can enable societies, groups and minorities that suffer from widespread human rights violations, as a result of political, social and cultural disruption, to transition successfully to sustainable conditions of peace, reconciliation, democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights. The study of transitional justice includes conflicts among nations, between cultural and religious groups, and also internal, racial and gendered conflicts. Processes may involve constitutional reform, accountability, truth-seeking, acknowledgement, apologies, reparations and restitution, community empowerment, redistribution of resources, preservation, documentation and archiving of cultural heritage, among others. They can occur in courts, tribunals, commissions, community centers, social media and other fora.

The fellowships include:

  • A scholarship in the amount of €24,000 (2022 – 2023).
  • Participation in the academic events of the Minerva Center for Human Rights, and presence at the respective Center (in Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv) at least 3 days per week.
  • The possibility of short research stays at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.