Student Lecture Halls
(Piazza Paleocapa 2 -- 2nd floor - Torino, ITALY)
The PEL Seminars at the IUC of Turin On October 25th 2011
"Restorative Justice and Transitional Justice at the ECHR"
Dr. James Sweeney, Durham Law School, Deputy Director of Durham Global Security Institute.
The entire jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights contains just one reference to 'restorative justice', in the 2010 case of Đokić v. Bosnia and Herzegovina. The case concerned housing restitution after the conflict in former Yugoslavia and the reference to restorative justice was a quotation from the UN Pinheiro Principles. Yet restorative justice has real potential in transitional contexts, and means far more than property restitution. The speaker will draw upon recent scholarship on the sometimes antagonistic relationship between successor regimes' transitional justice policies and their human rights obligations.