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1 Comparative Social Policy: Transitional Justice in East and Southeast Asia Christian Schafferer

2 Course outline  Brief introduction  Objectives  Course requirements  Units of study in detail

3 Brief introduction  Definition of Transitional Justice (TJ)  Contemporary Development of TJ

4 Definition of Transitional Justice (TJ)  Transitional justice is a response to systematic or widespread violations of human rights. It seeks recognition for victims and to promote possibilities for peace, reconciliation and democracy:  Areas of TJ initiatives: Criminal prosecutions Truth commissions Reparations programs Institutional reform Memorialization efforts

5 Contemporary Development of TJ  Discourse on TJ dates back to the restoration of Athenian democracy in 411 B.C  International tribunals of Nuremberg and Tokyo  Third Wave of Democratisation  International Criminal Court (ICC)  Setback: US War on Terror and global dependence on non-democratic regimes

6 Objectives  To understand the contemporary global TJ framework.  To gain profound knowledge about TJ efforts in modernising (East and Southeast Asian) states.

7 Course requirements  Oral presentation (30 minutes)  Discussant (10 minutes)  Final report (6,000 – 9,000 words) Website: Login: JKU Password: social policy

8 Unit 1: Introduction Tuesday 19 October : :00 MT 226/1 Issues to be discussed: Course objectives and procedures

9 Unit 2: Contemporary transitional justice policies Tuesday 7 December : :45 HF 9901 Issues to be discussed: Global actors and initiatives Development, current engagement and future role of intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions Obstacles of transitional justice efforts Global and domestic pitfalls Discourse on transitional justice Changing perception and attitude The non-Asian experience Transitional justice initiatives in European, African and American states

10 Unit 3: Case Studies I Tuesday 12 December : :30 HF : :00 HS 3 States to be covered: Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Issues to be discussed: Atrocities committed International/domestic TJ initiatives and problems thereof Legal framework of international/domestic TJ initiatives International/domestic discourse

11 Unit 4: Case Studies II Tuesday 11 January : :00 MT 226 States to be covered: Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China, Mongolia Issues to be discussed: Atrocities committed International/domestic TJ initiatives and problems thereof Legal framework of international/domestic TJ initiatives International/domestic discourse

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