PEAC354 Post-Conflict Justice and Reconciliation Processes

Updated: 02 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites any 12cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PDPS354 or PDPS451 or PDPS454 or PEAC353 or PEAC453 or PEAC454 or PEAC554

Contribution to online discussion is encouraged.

Combined Units PEAC554 - Post-Conflict Justice and Reconciliation Processes
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit critically explores processes of reconciliation and justice associated with post-conflict situations. It examines legal and political mechanisms established to call to account the perpetrators of atrocities and human rights violations committed during conflict. It evaluates the role that war crimes tribunals, truth commissions and informal justice mechanisms play in the transition from conflict to peace. Case studies from South Africa, Rwanda, Timor Leste and Yugoslavia are included. It also examines processes of reconciliation amongst deeply divided societies. It evaluates the effectiveness of reconciliation mechanisms in situations such as Australia, Mozambique, the Solomon Islands and Northern Ireland.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. evaluate judicial, democratic and other mechanisms which address atrocities committed during conflict;
  2. present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas relating to the various processes and practices involved in coping with the psychosocial trauma endured by communities in conflict;
  3. analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of current attempts at reconciliation in deeply divided societies;
  4. apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge and skills to complete an applied analysis of the effectiveness of post conflict truth, justice and reconciliation processes;
  5. apply knowledge and skills to complete a gender analysis of a reconciliation process; and
  6. evaluate the competing priorities for the various stakeholders in a post-conflict situation.