Past Event

Intensive Course – “Foundations for Peace: Revisiting Transitional Justice and Accountability in Asia”

Course Details

Dates: 12–16 November 2018
Course Location: Bali, Indonesia.
Cost: $800 USD (including meals, accommodation, airport transfers, course tuition and training materials)

* Early bird offer of $600 (usually $800)! But get in quick, because this offer expires on Friday 12th October.

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About This Course:

This five-day course is designed to bring together practitioners and educators from regional contexts to share lessons learned from the field, and affirm key principles and best practices for accountability. This Intensive Course seeks to build, gradually expand, strengthen and support local, national, and regional experts and the organizations they represent, so that they can lead initiatives around accountability, justice, and victims’ rights in the decades to come.

This intensive course will consider different experiences in Asia and look at how human rights mechanisms may contribute to the pursuit of accountability for mass violations. AJAR will invite practitioners from the field to serve as resource persons to share their concrete experiences of working in difficult transitions. The course is designed to allow for debate and exchange among participants, including sessions dedicated to sharing country contexts and developing innovative strategies at national, regional, and global levels.

The course will look at the following key themes:

  • Building Truth for Accountability
  • Truthseeking Processes and Mechanisms
  • Prosecutions in the Context of Mass Violations
  • International Criminal Court Mechanism
  • Building Victims’ Support and Reparations
  • Victims’ Movement and Memorialization
  • Institutional Reforms and Security Sector Reform
  • Cross-cutting Challenges and Issues around Transitional Justice in Asia
  • Peace Process and Conflict Transformation

What You’ll Learn:

By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of human rights, transitional justice and emerging issues, particularly in Asia contexts;
  • Know the elements of transitional justice, their prospects, and their challenges;
  • Know comparative lessons learned from different countries in Asia around the issue of transitional justice;
  • Be equipped to conduct a critical analysis on the implementation of transitional justice in different contexts; and
  • Bring the learning and knowledge back to your community.

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Who is this training for?

This training, is developed for those who currently work in human rights in the Asia region —activists, practitioners, and popular educators who have experience working with human rights organizations and civil society groups in the struggle to resist impunity.

This is an intensive course developed for those with existing knowledge of human rights principles. If you have further questions about this, do get in touch and we can discuss this further with you.

Our Trainers:

This five-day course will be run and facilitated by a collective of transitional justice experts, each with a breadth of experiences and perspectives to offer.

  • Patrick Burgess, Co-founder and President, AJAR – Indonesia
  • Galuh Wandita, Director, AJAR – Indonesia
  • Nicole Janisiewicz, Legal Advisor, AJAR – Indonesia
  • Karen Campbell-Nelson, Learning and Gender Advisor, AJAR – Indonesia
  • Mandira Sharma, Founder, Advocacy Forum – Nepal
  • Rene Clemente, Senior Program Officer, Alternative Law Groups – the Philippines
  • Afridal Darmi, Chairperson, Aceh Truth & Reconciliation Commission – Indonesia
  • Indria Fernida, Regional Coordinator, AJAR – Indonesia
  • Ermiza Tegal, Lawyer, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Law and Order and AG’s Department – Sri Lanka
  • Atikah Nuraini, Institutional Learning Coordinator, AJAR – Indonesia
  • Clevyra Wang, Training Officer, AJAR – Indonesia

<You can check out more on our team bios here.>

Logistical Information:

The Intensive Course will be held from 12–16 November 2018 at AJAR’s Learning Centre (Kampung Damai, Jalan Pantai Berawa, Gang Sri Kahyangan No 1, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Bali, Indonesia).

The cost of the training is $800 USD and covers the course tuition, training materials, accommodation, meals for six days, and airport transfers.

Accommodation for the Intensive Course will be shared rooms at Kampung Damai.  

About AJAR:

Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) is a non-profit organization, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, whose aim is to contribute to the strengthening of human rights and the alleviation of entrenched impunity in the Asia-Pacific region. We believe that a lack of information leads to prejudice and apathy, and education is the key to transformation. The AJAR Learning Centre was established in 2009 as a reflection and learning space for grassroots communities and their leaders to develop capacities, mark progress to build peace, improve lives, and rebuild communities broken by conflict.

We believe that experts and practitioners are not created in one or two trainings, but through years of experience and learning. This process can be supported by:

  • offering intensive sessions of learning with input from international and national experts;
  • focused analysis;
  • strategy-building skills;
  • South-South exchanges, including lessons learned, particularly among participants from the same region; and by
  • developing ongoing national, regional, and international linkages.

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