Transitional justice is implemented by a society coming to terms with an occurrence of mass violence, e.g. genocide, or the widespread abuse of human rights. It may be used in tandem with restorative measures that foster the recovery from mass violence and transgressions of human rights. As such, they are not intended to be solely punitive, but also designed to assist a society to come to terms with its past as a means of building a better future.
Workshop participants will learn how exploring the experiences of societies from Germany and Yugoslavia to Peru and Rwanda in coming to terms with and transcending their tainted pasts can enhance the classroom teaching of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights.