Friday, July 9, 2010

Call for Papers: Civil Society, Social Movements and Transitional Justice

The International Journal of Transitional Justice has issued a call for papers for a special issue on "Civil Society, Social Movements and Transitional Justice." Here's the call:

The International Journal of Transitional Justice invites submissions for its 2011 special issue titled ‘Civil Society, Social Movements and Transitional Justice,' to be guest edited by Moses Chrispus Okello, Project Coordinator, Beyond Juba Project and Senior Research Advisor, Refugee Law Project, Uganda and Lucy Hovil, Senior Researcher, Citizenship and Displacement in the Great Lakes region, International Refugee Rights Initiative.

Possible topics to be covered in this issue will include:

  • Survivor/victim organizations and TJ
  • TJ as a social movement
  • TJ and the international human rights movement
  • International civil society and TJ processes
  • Relationship between local, national, transnational and international civil
  • Political context for civil society operating in periods of transition
  • Role of funding and funders: who controls the agenda
  • Role of international actors in norm setting and the establishment of models
  • Role and influence of civil society – in establishing mechanisms, implementing TJ programmes, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation
  • Impact of TJ mechanisms on civil society
  • Role of the media
  • Role of popular culture
  • Engagement of religious actors in TJ processes
  • Art and literature
  • Civil society, TJ and community-building
  • Civil society and schools/curriculum reform
  • Limitations of civil society in advocacy (who speaks, who influences?)
  • Civil society and outreach programs
  • Women's groups and TJ
  • Civil society and DDR

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2011.

Papers should be submitted online from the IJTJ webpage at

For questions or further information, please contact the Managing Editor at