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Grassroots: Building Justice
Tue 28 March 2017, 09:30 – 14:00 BST
Seminar on the Transitional Justice Grassroots Toolkit: A seminar jointly organised by Ashton Community Trust through its Bridge of Hope department and the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) at Ulster University is taking place on Tuesday March 28 at Belfast Castle.
The event is open to those interested in building social justice and exploring dealing with the past issues at a local or global level. Roundtable discussions will facilitate and enable shared learning.
Alongside speakers from Bridge of Hope and TJI the event will hear from guest speaker TJI Visiting Professor Dr Avila Kilmurray https://www.ulster.ac.uk/about/people-finder/visiting-scholars/transitional-justice-institute/kilmurray-avila
Registration commences at 9.30am and the event opens at 10am. Lunch is provided. Seminar close at 2pm
About the Grassroots Toolkit: The Toolkit is a practical guide to transitional justice. It is designed to equip people in resource limited, post-conflict settings to explore the experience of transition in everyday life and to assess what does and doesn’t work. It makes the most of participants’ resources and experiences to put together a map of transitional justice.
Grassroots transitional justice applies to the experience of transition of those excluded from political and legal processes in society. People living in areas disadvantaged by limited resources often bear the worst impacts of a conflict. Grassroots transitional justice is important because those who suffered most during a conflict may have the fewest resources to influence the reforms necessary for social justice. As a society works out how to deal with past, it develops international and home-grown ways to obtain accountability and build social justice. Past accountability and social justice affects everyone. The Toolkit enables those involved or interested in grassroots social justice work to join with others and take part in the social reconstruction of transition.