Bureaucracies in Transition

Adriana Rudling (Organiser), Adriana Rudling (Participant), Jemima Garcia-Godos (Participant), Johanna Amaya Panche (Participant), Alex Maxwell (Participant), Anita Ferrara (Participant), Valentina Pellegrino (Participant), Lina Buchely (Participant), Valbona Ndrepepaj (Participant), Ellen Gordon (Participant), Richard Clements (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

State bureaucracies are fundamental to how the rights of victims of systematic and massive human rights violations are actualised during and after transitions. Research by Stahn, Nalepa, Ludi, Roll, and Slyomovics suggests that conflict-era actors shape policy formulation as well as its on-the-ground implementation. As more post-conflict countries adopt a variety of measures to deal with the past, such as truth commissions, vetting, ad-hoc tribunals, and large-scale administrative reparations programmes, in addition to maintaining legal avenues for obtaining reparations and redress, it is essential that we develop our understanding of these bureaucracies function and their impact on victims’ rights’ enjoyment. This workshop focuses on the experience of victims interacting with these bureaucracies and the administrators who manage them. Participants will reflect critically on the different challenges of implementation faced by these instruments of transitional justice as transitioning societies are moving from disparate policies spread across numerous (state) entities to ministries and agencies specifically dedicated to these tasks.
Period06 Dec 2019
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational