Transitional Justice and Transformation Debates in South Africa

OSPCPTWN
45
Section Number
1
Exploration of transitional justice through critical discussion of contemporary South Africa. Conflicting perspectives of the South African transition through an exploration of the creation of the "rainbow nation" as well as discussions over whether a denial of justice for apartheid-era crimes prevails. Decisions made post-apartheid over how best to confront the large-scale human rights abuses of the past, including South Africa's recent past through the lens of the "pillars" of transitional justice: truth seeking, criminal justice, reparations and institutional reform. Issues of structural violence and the legacies of apartheid in order to question to what extent we can consider South Africa to have realised the promises of its transition
Grading
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements
WAY-EDP, WAY-SI
Units
4
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Summer