Virtual Conference

Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Transitional Justice 6-7 July 2021

Conference keynote

7th July 2021, 5pm UK time

Professor Ruti G. Teitel

Abstraction and Representation in Contemporary Transitional Justice   

An internationally recognized authority on international human rights, transitional justice, and comparative constitutional law, Ruti Teitel is the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her path-breaking book, Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, 2000), examines the 20th century transitions to democracy in many countries.  Her new book Humanity’s Law, just published by OUP, explores a paradigm shift in global rule of law with implications for international affairs.  She is the founding co-chair of the American Society of International Law, Interest Group on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the International Law Association’s Human Rights Committee. Next year, she will be a Straus Fellow at New York University Law School’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice (2012-2013).

Conference registration

Please use this registration link for the upcoming Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Transitional Justice virtual conference (full hyperlink: If you would like to join the conference as an attendee, you will need to register to secure your place.

We recommend that you register as soon as possible, but certainly by Monday 5th July at the latest, to ensure that you have all the information and resources that you need in order to join the conference.

Registration for the event is entirely free. However, if you are inclined to do so, you can give a voluntary £5 donation towards the conference’s administration costs via the Loughborough University online store (full hyperlink:

Draft conference programme

Draft book of abstracts

Please submit abstract (up to 200 words), title, author(s) name and institutional affiliation by 28th May 2021 to our Conference Manager, Rachel Armitage ( If you have submitted and had an abstract accepted for last year’s cancelled event please let us know whether you’d like to be considered for this event.

The conference is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) at Loughborough University.

The conference will be held 6-7 July 2021 via a secure Zoom link shared only with participants and attendees (more details to follow). 

Keynote speaker

Professor Ruti Teitel (Ernst C.Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School, US)Author of Transitional Justice (OUP, 2000) and Globalizing Transitional Justice (OUP, 2014).

Provisional conference schedule (UK times):

Panels: Tuesday 6th July – 1pm-6pm & Wednesday 7th July, 9am-4pm

Keynote: Wednesday 7th July 5-6pm

We invite contributions and reflections on the effectiveness, and afterlife, of transitional justice practices, national and trans-national concerns with transitional justice, political and public effectiveness of transitional justice practices, programs, and methods. We welcome contributions on any country/region. The key goal of this virtual conference is to showcase existing and novel avenues in interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of transitional justice. 

Participants will have a total of 30 minutes (20 min presentation + 10 mins for questions). 

Proposals for traditional panel papers are welcome. Presentations will be organized in thematic sessions. We also welcome panel and roundtable submissions with 4-5 speakers and discussant although we may not be able to accommodate all submissions given the small-scale nature of the virtual event. 


Please submit abstract (up to 200 words), title, author(s) name and institutional affiliation by 28th May 2021 to our Conference Manager, Rachel Armitage ( the small scale of this virtual event we will accept submissions on a first come first served basis until all panels on the 6th & 7th July have been filled. We are taking into consideration opening additional panel slots on the 6th July AM but only after a careful assessment of demand. 

Contact information

For any further information and conference queries please contact our Conference Manager, Rachel Armitage ( 

Hope you are well and keeping safe in these strange times.

All the very best from the conference chairs (Cristian Tileagă & Lavinia Stan) and AHRC Network Manager (Rachel Armitage)