Transitional Justice Summer School

Summer School on Transitional Justice 2017

Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
Monday 12 June - Friday 16 June 2017
Jordanstown campus (near Belfast), Northern Ireland

We are delighted to announce our 10th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice - a week long residential course consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions.  It is aimed at both postgraduate students and practitioners working in the field of transitional justice and human rights.

The Summer School is supported by the Political Settlements Research Programme and UN Women.

This year's theme is on 'Gender, Conflict and Preventing and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism: International, Regional and Local Dimensions'.

Draft Programme Outline

Scholarships Available

Four full scholarships to the Summer School are available for applicants living and/or working in the global South. The scholarships will cover the cost of registration, accommodation and return travel to attend the Summer School (flights to a maximum of £1,300). The scholarships are funded by the DFID Political Settlements Research Programme. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of professional experience, academic qualifications and likely benefit to the applicant.

In addition,we will offer two additional partial scholarships with no restrictions to geography which will pay the cost of registration and accommodation. For partial scholarships, applicants will be expected to pay for their own travel costs. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of professional experience, academic qualifications and likely benefit to the applicant. Applications will be considered on merit, and applicants will be informed of the outcome within three weeks following the closing date for applications. Applications for scholarships should be submitted together with the application to the Summer School (see below) by 17 February 2017.

Programme highlights

The academic component of the Summer School is also complemented by a social programme that provides the opportunity for participants to get to know a little about the local area.

A number of social events including a welcome reception, murals tour in Belfast, and a Summer School dinner at Belfast         Castle are included in the programme.

Key facts

Start date

Monday 12 June 2017


5 days


Jordanstown campus


    Reflecting differences in financial situation, fees for the Summer School are divided into two organisational categories.

    Large Organisations: £700 (GBP)

    • Government agencies
    • Intergovernmental organisations
    • Media
    • Universities
    • Military

    Independent individuals without financial support, or small organisations: £550 (GBP)

    Full payment is required by 7 April 2017.

How to apply

To assist in the selection process, we require that applicants outline their relevant experience in the field of transitional justice - applications that fail to provide this information will not be considered.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications and scholarship applications is 17 February 2017.

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