14th World Society of Victimology International Symposium

Justice for Victims:
Cross-cultural perspectives on conflict, trauma and reconciliation

20 – 24 May 2012
The Netherlands

The Symposium aims at providing key insights in cross-cultural perspectives on victimisation, conflict, trauma and reconciliation. Important topics to be addressed include the following.

What is the meaning of justice for victims at the individual level, the institutional-organisational and the societal level, from both a social scientific and a legal perspective? This question will be viewed in an interdisciplinary fashion, and applied to different types of emotional, physical and financial consequences of e.g. large-scale (political) victimisation, terrorist victimisation, sexual victimisation, and other forms of man-made disasters. Besides the inclusion of the theme of victims’ rights, a particular focus will be put on the intersection between transitional justice and victims’ issues and between trauma and justice.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 13 2012.

For more information, please visit the Symposium website.

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