13.02.2014 | ZEF/BICC/UNU-EHS: Vulnerable Victims: Redress through Reparative Justice

The Center for Development Research (ZEF), the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), and the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) in Bonn jointly organize a seminar series on Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development.

The next lecture of the joint seminar series is on:

Vulnerable Victims: Redress through Reparative Justice

Speaker: Ruben Carranza, Director of the Reparative Justice Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice

Chair: Jörg Szarzynski, Head of Section UNU (t.b.c.)

Discussant: Lena Guesnet, researcher at BICC

Time and place: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:00 p.m—7:30 p.m. at ZEF (ground floor right conference room)

Abstract of lecture

Victims of human rights violations are often left more vulnerable than they may have been even before they were harmed. In post-conflict and post-dictatorship settings, reparative justice strives to redress this situation by delivering material reparations to victims. Can redress be achieved? Does a justice process satisfy the needs and expectations of victims? Are there pitfalls to be avoided?

Ruben Carranza, Director of the Reparative Justice Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice, will speak about achievements and dilemma faced by reparative justice. CV