The Centre for Research of Legal Problems of Transitional Justice was established within the Memorandum of Partnership and Cooperation between the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University and the Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Transitional Justice, concluded on February 17, 2020.
The vision of the Centre is to create an interdisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and students interested in addressing transitional justice in societies recovering from armed conflict and repression, which will make a significant contribution to improving national legislation and public policies of affected countries to restore peace, overcome impunity and inclusion of victims in transitional justice processes.
The Centre’s mission is to conduct innovative academic, research, clinical, internship and publishing activities to protect the rights of people affected by armed conflict, reconcile divided communities, restore confidence in justice and the rule of law, and introduce institutional reforms to prevent recurrence of conflict and international crimes.
The Centre’s activities are aimed at making a significant and advanced contribution to the solution of theoretical and practical issues in the field of transitional justice, including topics such as the restoration of the rights of victims of armed conflict, prosecution of international crimes in national and international jurisdictions, introduction of institutional reforms to prevent a recurrence of conflict, the establishment and operation of truth commissions, amnesty and lustration processes, and other issues arising during the restoration of peace in the post-conflict period.
The main areas in which the academic research of the Centre is carried out are:
The Centre shall:
The Centre’s staff and experts are currently involved in drafting national legislation on the implementation of transitional justice in Ukraine, reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories, prosecution of perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity, restoration of the rights of victims of armed conflict in Ukraine and dissemination of knowledge on the norms of international humanitarian and international criminal law, on the mechanisms of protection and restoration of human rights during armed conflicts and in the post-conflict period.
The Centre is open to partnership and participation in activities aimed at ensuring human rights and the rule of law.
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