Wednesday, September 30
17:00-18:30 Session 1: Opening Panel
Prof. Leora Bilsky / Academic Director, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Tel-Aviv University
Prof. Tomer Broude / Academic Director, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Roberto Gargarella / Universidad de Buenos Aires; Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
The Law as a Conversation among Equals
Prof. Samuel Issacharoff / New York University
Populism and the Institutions of Democratic Governance
Prof. Ruti Teitel / New York Law School
Transitional Justice Globalized and its Backlash: Where do we go from here?
Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri / SOAS University of London; Chatham House America’s Democratic Decline: What Does This Mean for Transitional Justice?
Moderator: Prof. Tomer Broude / Hebrew University of Jerusalem
19:00-20:30 Session 2: Democratic Retrogression and Transitional Justice – a View from the Field Speakers:
Dr. Jens Iverson / Leiden University
False “Transitional Justice” used against Transitions to Democracy: Why Legal Integrity is More Important than Legal Technology
Dr. Maria Varaki / King’s College London
Transitional Justice After Democracy? Or Why We Should Not Abandon Democracy
Prof. Yaniv Roznai / IDC Herzliya
Transitional Justice Forever?
Chair: Dr. Natalie Davidson / Tel-Aviv University
Thursday, October 1
14:00-15:30 Session 3: Challenges
Dr. Limor Yehuda / Transitional Justice Postdoctoral Fellow, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Tel-Aviv University; and Dr. Natalie Davidson / Tel-Aviv University
The Invisibility of Nationalism in Transitional Justice and Liberal Constitutionalism
Ms. Daniela Tolchinsky / MA Candidate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Consequences of the Seeming Moral Consensus Created by Liberal Transitional Justice
Dr. Tamar Hostovsky Brandes / Ono Academic College
Social Solidarity in an Age of Populism: Implications for Transitional Justice
Ms. Dana Alexander / 2020-21 Transitional Justice Postdoctoral Fellow, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Tel-Aviv University
The Crisis of Liberal Democracy: Too Much Law?
Chair: Prof. Leora Bilsky / Tel-Aviv University
16:00-17:30 Session 4: Processes
Prof. Aeyal Gross / Tel-Aviv University
Transitional Justice and Democratic Backsliding: The Limits of the Comparative Discussion and of the Liberal Ideal
Dr. Or Avi-Guy / Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Transformation – Overcoming the Limits of Liberal Peace and Transitional Justice in Deeply Divided Societies
Dr. Jeremie Bracka / Transitional Justice Postdoctoral Fellow, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Can Religion Democratise the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Inter-faith Peacebuilding Beyond Tribalism and Liberal Theory
Dr. Yoav Kapshuk / Kinneret College (together with Prof. Lisa Strömbom / Lund University)
Destabilizing Biographical Narratives – Blessing or Curse? Israeli Pre- Transitional Justice and the Nakba-Law
Chair: Dr. Limor Yehuda / Tel-Aviv University
18:00-19:30 Session 5: Truth, Language, History Speakers:
Dr. Eran Fish / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Historical Facts and Legal Norms
Prof. Leora Bilsky / Tel-Aviv University and Dr. Ofra Bloch / Tel-Aviv University
Resistance in Language – The Nation-State Law and Transitioning
Dr. Hassan Jabareen / Adalah – Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Is Populism-Driven Nationalistic Legislation Always Bad?
Prof. Avi Rubin / Ben Gurion University
Historical Resonance: The Ottoman Background of Turkish Autocratic Legalism
Chair: Dr. Jeremie Bracka / Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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