The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) is delighted to invite you to the Seminar on Transitional Justice and Social Justice on June 8th at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

The seminar will explore the conceptual relationship between transitional justice, social justice, and human rights. It aims to build upon current debates in the field and examine why economic, social, and cultural rights violations have or have not been included in transitional justice mechanisms with a view to providing answers both to the kinds of obstacles that prevent making these processes more inclusive, and to the dangers of doing so. The seminar aims to address the following broader questions: Can transitional justice frameworks adequately address violations of economic, social and cultural rights? Should transitional justice aim to transform societies and/or the lives of individuals affected by serious human rights violations? And, if so, does transitional justice need to think beyond human rights frameworks in order to become transformational?

The seminar will take place in the Raadzaal room at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University, Achter Sint Pieter 200, 3512 HT Utrecht.

Signing up is possible by sending an e-mail to

For more information, please visit the website or contact Dr Brianne McGonigle Leyh