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From Transitional Justice to the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Field
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Cox Center Humanitarian Award Lecture
MAR 31, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

Recent years have seen a proliferation of transitional justice mechanisms--from truth and reconciliation commissions to national prosecutions, ad hoc international tribunals, and now a permanent international criminal court—all aimed at realizing the promise of smooth and lasting transition to peaceful, democratic governance in countries emerging from conflict and gross violations of human rights. But ensuring that transitional justice truly moves societies to a lasting rule of law poses abundant practical, political, legal, and cultural challenges. Drawing on the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s experience from settings as diverse as the Balkans, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Burundi, the Philippines, and Cambodia, Andersen will provide a frank assessment of accountability efforts and outline lessons for bridging the gap between transitional justice and sustainable rule of law.
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Elizabeth Andersen
Elizabeth Andersen
Associate Executive Director of the American Bar Association (ABA)
Director of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative
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Free and open to the public, register at the door.

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