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Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution


About the Project

The project seeks to explore conceptions and practices of transitional justice in the context of Syrian refugee stay and return in Lebanon. Funded by the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project takes place in cooperation with the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict at the Ruhr University in Bochum.   


The project seeks to:

  1. Contribute to the discussion on how transitional justice is conceptualized and practiced in states that have not signed the 1951 Convention;
  2. Explore how different international, national, and local actors have looked at the nexus between transitional justice and refugee stay and return in Lebanon;
  3. Discuss future options for integrating a transitional justice approach within the context of displacement;  
  4. Stimulate a conversation between scholars, civil society organizations, policymakers and practitioners within the context of creating rights-based and sustainable solutions for forcibly displaced people.

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