The Law Faculty at Nova University in Lisbon announces a Public Seminar on “Dealing With the Past in Transitional Societies: Examining the Processes in Colombia, Nepal and South Africa” to open to the public the ongoing research on Transitional Justice, Human Rights and Democratisation at Nova University at CEDIS (Centre I&D in Law and Society).
The objective of the Transitional Justice, Human Rights and Democratisation at CEDIS Project is to conduct research, and participate in other activities concerning Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and Democratisation around the world. The research and activities will focus on international, regional and domestic issues. It will have a legal but at times an inter-disciplinary nature. The research and activities will work on and analyse developments, problems and other transitional justice, human rights and democratisation issues to make a contribution to policy, legislation and other matters globally. Some of the issues that it will work on include truth seeking and truth commissions, reparations, institutional design and reform, guarantees of non-repetition, prosecutions, reconciliation, enforced disappearances, missing persons, the responsibility to protect, gender equality and violence against women and human rights and democratisation issues in transitional societies.