Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 150 Oxford staff and students working broadly on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. Founded in 2007, it is now one of the largest and most diverse academic communities conducting research in this field. OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, including the following themes: theoretical and philosophical debates; domestic and international prosecutions; truth commissions and other truth-recovery processes; commemoration and memorialisation; local and traditional practices; compensation and reparations; and institutional reform.

Seminar Series - the seminar series runs each week during term time, please see the current term card for more details.  All are welcome to attend and light refreshments are served following each seminar.  The seminars are also recorded and podcasts are available to be downloaded from this website.

Conferences, Symposiums and Roundtables - in addition to the seminar series, OTJR also regularly hosts events with specific themes.  Podcasts and papers from these events are published on this  website.

Working Paper Series - OTJR publishes high-quality scholarship in the field of transitional justice, including research papers (6,000 - 10,000 words), debates (500 - 1,000 words), reviews (500 - 1,000 words) and field notes (500 - 1,000 words).

Projects - OTJR is often engaged to conduct research and provide policy advice on transitional justice issues.  Please contact the Convenor for further information.

A weekly email update contains details of upcoming events, as well information on events hosted by other institutions that may be of interest to those working within the field of transitional justice.  If you wish to be added to this list, please contact the Convenor.

OTJR's current constitution is available here.



Termcard - Michaelmas Term 2014

Information about the seminar series in Michaelmas 2014 can be found here.

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Current Projects

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR), in collaboration with partners at swisspeace and King’s College London (KCL), are pleased to announce the launch of a new practice-oriented ‘Transitional Justice Methods Manual’. The manual was launched in Bern, Switzerland on 14 January 2014 at a panel discussion on the nexus between academic and advocacy research in transitional justice. For more information click here.