Transitional Justice at Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010-12
The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, HCHR, in Republika Srpska recently launched an initiative whose aim is to introduce the subject of transitional justice at state universities in Bosnia-Hercegovina, BiH. The project is supported by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.
Transitional justice generally refers to a range of approaches that countries may use to address past human rights violations, and includes both judicial and non-judicial approaches. Bosnia is the only country in the region which is currently developing a state strategy on transitional justice.
In addition to introducing transitional justice as a course at faculties throughout BiH, there are plans for starting post-graduate studies on the topic as well. A number of local experts are now developing the first textbook for this course, which will be published soon.