The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP)
Justice After Atrocity:
Is it Possible at All?
A Presentation by and Conversation with
Thursday, November 30
From the ongoing slaughter in Syria, to the misery of the Rohingya minorities in Myanmar, the world seems mired in an ongoing horror. And yet, conflicts end, most of them inconclusively, as the parties exhaust themselves and agree to negotiate. After half a century of fighting, Colombia seems ready to initiate a peace that generations have not known. What should happen when conflict ceases? Should societies forget, and avoid stirring in the trauma and enmities of the past? Or should they seek accountability?
Come and discuss these questions with Eduardo Gonzalez, a Peruvian sociologist who works as an independent professional in the field of transitional justice, providing strategic and technical advice to governments and civil society organizations, toward an effective and fair system of transitional justice. He has been a key advisor in the truth and reconciliation processes in Peru, East Timor, Morocco, Liberia, Canada, the Western Balkans and, most recently, Sri Lanka.