First held in 2010, the IATJ is an annual event hosted by Refugee Law Project in collaboration with the African Transitional Justice Research Network to develop Transitional Justice theory and practice that is appropriate to a range of African contexts.
In bringing together seventeen representatives from a range of line ministries and key Government Offices, with 47 Transitional Justice experts from 14 different countries, the 4th Institute for African Transitional Justice (IATJ) modeled exciting new ways of thinking about and involving key stakeholders.
Using a combination of lectures, group exercises, reflective sessions, and structured debates, the 4th IATJ was held from 15-19 June 2014 in Kampala, Uganda. The theme of Global Transitions, Africa’s Resource Riches, and the future of Transitional Justice raised a series of critical questions about the future of ‘TJ’ in a fast changing global environment.
To get a feel for the IATJ 4, watch this short promotional clip