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Programm for PhD position. Post-doc Transitional Justice: “Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Narratives in a Historical Perspective”. Deadline: 25.07.2011


Organiser: The NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Kind of support/work: PhD position
Duration: four years
Site: Amsterdam, the Netherland

Topics: The general goal of the NIOD program on Transitional justice is to contribute to understanding the impact and aftermath of mass state-sponsored human rights violations on post-genocidal, post-conflict, post-repressive societies.

In pursuit of a conceptualization of generic mechanisms and factors that influence genocidal crimes and the subsequent transitional justice processes, this program opts for the portal of the personal, the legal, and the political narrative. It will examine the various phases and levels at which testimonies, or narratives of events, play a role in influencing the form of TJ undertaken by a given post-repressive society.

The NIOD has created a PhD position in order to study the role, impact, and significance of testimonies in transitional justice.

Eligibility: Master‟s in History, Law, or Social- and Political Sciences; Professional experience on topics related to the  program;  Self-reliant;  Experience  with  modern  information  technology;  Professional  attitude  with  excellent communication skills; Fluent English; Skilled in the development of proposals which could, via the content, design, and execution, fundamentally augment the Transitional Justice program.

Deadline: July 25, 2011;  the applications  with the subject line “Vacancy PhD Candidate TJ” should be send to vacature@niod.knaw.nl

Contact: Mr. William Arink, Business Director
Tel.: +31 (0)20 523 38 00
Internet: http://www.niod.knaw.nl/documents/actueel/PhD_Transitional%20Justice.pdf