Beyond Nuremberg: The Global Search for Accountability

9th Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice & Memory Network NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Amsterdam June 9-11, 2022.

Draft Program:

June 8, 2022 Pre-Conference Roundtable and Book Launch 15:30-17:00 Room: NIOD, Herengracht 380 (registration required)
Memory Laws: The Politics of the Criminalization of Historical Narrative  
Elazar Barkan (Columbia University)
Stephanie Golob (Baruch College, CUNY)
Yifat Gutman (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Erin Jessee (University of Glasgow)
Eszter Kirs (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Nikolay Koposov (Emory University/Georgia Institute of Technology)
Ariella Lang (Columbia University)
Eva Clarita Pettai (University of Jena)
June 8, 2022 Drinks 17:00-18:00 Room: NIOD

June 9, 2022 (Thursday)

June 9, 2022
9:30am – 11:00am
Actions for the Missing: Scientific and Vernacular Forms of War Dead Accounting Chair: Nanci Adler (NIOD/University of Amsterdam) Room: DoelenzaalTransitional Justice Trajectories Chair: Ugur Ungor (NIOD/University of Amsterdam) Room:Historical Justice, Collective Memory, and Accountability in Colombia Chair: Thijs Bouwknegt (NIOD) Room:

Sarah Wagner (George Washington University)

Heonik Kwon (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)

Francisco Ferrándiz (CSIC, Spain)

Nisan Alici (Ulster University, Belfast): Transitional Justice Trajectories in Turkey’s Kurdish conflict
Handan Demir (Memory Museum for Historical Justice): A More Just History: Human Rights Archives as Force Field
Güneş Daşlı (Uni Jena): Transitional Justice From Below in the Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict  
María Bohorquez (Université du Québec): Heritagization “from below” as Historical Justice
Rosario Figari Layus (Justus Liebig University Giessen: Elites and transitional justice in Colombia: towards what kind of accountability?
Camilo Gomez (University of Huddersfield): Victims’ collective memory and transitional justice in post-conflict Colombia  

11:00am-11:15am COFFEE BREAK

June 9, 2022 SECOND SESSION 11:15 – 12:45
Ruling on the Basis of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe Chair: Room:Doelenzaal  Global Politics and the Formation of the International Criminal Justice Regime in the 1990s Chair: Steven L. B. Jensen (The Danish Institute for Human Rights) Room:Taking Stock of Transitional Justice and Memorialization Thirty Years after the Yugoslav Wars: Transactional Compliance, Legal Intervention, Complex Victimhood and Memory Wars Chair: Denisa Kostovicova   Room:
ROUNDTABLE   Uladzislau Belavusau (T.M.C. Asser Institute)
Maria Mälksoo (University of Copenhagen)
Grażyna Baranowska (Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Anna Wójcik (Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Mirosław Michał Sadowski (McGill University)    
Alexa Stiller (University of Zurich): Global Cooperation in the Establishment of the Yugoslavia Tribunal
Ornella Rovetta (Université libre de Bruxelles-State Archives of Belgium): Judicial Dialogue and the Search for Accountability after the Genocide in Rwanda
Line Engbo Gissel (University of Roskilde): The Global Negotiations of the International Criminal Court: Between Compulsory and Consensual Visions   Marlene Weck (University of Freiburg): Historical Narratives in Early ICTY Trials  
ROUNDTABLE   Jasna Dragović-Soso (Goldsmiths, University of London)   Jessie Barton-Hronešová (UNC-Chapel Hill and Ca’ Foscari University in Venice)
Tamara P. Trošt (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)   Jelena Golubović (The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University)  

12:45-14:00 LUNCH BREAK (Participants are on their own for lunch)

June 9, 2022 THIRD SESSION 14:00-15:30
The Global Search for Accountability Through Standardization of Transitional Justice Chair: Vladimir Petrović (Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade) Room: Doelenzaal  Post-conflict Colombia: Negotiating Repair, Memory, and History Chair: Room:Victim Participation and Domestic Accountability Chair: Elazar Barkan (Columbia University) Room:
Line E. Gissel (Roskilde University): The Standard of Transitional Justice
Thomas O. Hansen (Ulster University): Transitional Justice All the Time and Everywhere – How and Why Did We Get Here?
Line Jespersgaard Jakobsen (Roskilde University): The Corporate Turn in TJ – An Innovation of Standardized TJ?  
Sanne Weber (University of Birmingham): From Guerrilleras and IDPs to Citizens: Gendered Experiences of Reparation and Reincorporation in Post-Agreement Colombia
Sandra Rios Oyola (Institute of Political Science Louvain-Europe): Memory Negotiations in Colombia
Claudia Patricia Gonzalez Perez (Columbia University): Historicizing Difference. I Am Memory:  Memory Body and Territory Lessons from elaborating historical memory admits the Colombian armed conflict
Santiago Medina Villareal (Universidad de Los Andes): Encounters between Victims and Perpetrators after 5 years of Peace Agreement in Colombia  
Petro J. Gonzalez (Columbia University): From the Perfect Dictatorship to a Topography of Terror: State Violence, Organized Crime, Eliminationist Violence and the Struggle for Memory in Mexico   Sangeetha Yogendran (University of Ghent): An afterthought? Victim participation at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Perspectives from crucial intermediaries   Patryk I. Labuda (University of Amsterdam): Unintended Sham Complementarity
Magda Fytili (Hellenic Open University): National and Transnational Efforts Towards Accountability: The Spanish Case   
JUNE 9, 2022 16:00-17:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Nazis, Stalinists, and Khmer Rouge: Accountability for Genocide” Room: Aula, Singel 411, Amsterdam
Keynote Address: Ben Kiernan (Yale University)   Ben Kiernan is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University. He was founding Director of the Cambodian Genocide Program (1994-99) and of the Genocide Studies Program ( from 1998-2015, and was chair of Yale’s Council on Southeast Asia Studies from 2010-15. His books include How Pol Pot Came to Power (1985); The Pol Pot Regime (1996); Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia (2007); Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur (2007); and Việt NamA History from Earliest Times to the Present (2017).  
JUNE 9, 2022 17:15-18:30 RECEPTION Room: Aula

June 10, 2022 (Friday)

JUNE 10, 2022 FIRST SESSION 9:30-11:00
Plenary: Transatlantic Racial Redress Network presentation(s) Chair: Linda Mann (Columbia University) Room: Doelenzaal  
Elazar Barkan (Columbia University) Celeste Munoz Martinez (University of Barcelona) Oriol Lopez Badell (University of Barcelona) Jesse Breet (NIOD) Thea Bladt Hansen (NIOD) Billi Watts Wilkerson (Howard University) Rebecca Johnson (AHDA Fellow, Columbia University)    

11:00-11:15 COFFEE BREAK

JUNE 10, 2022 SECOND SESSION 11:15-12:45
Plenary: Russia-Ukraine War: History, Memory, and Accountability Chair: Elazar Barkan (Columbia University) Room: Doelenzaal  
Reflection: TBA   Klaus Neumann (the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture)   Nikolay Koposov (Emory University/Georgia Institute of Technology)   Nanci Adler (NIOD/University of Amsterdam)   Thijs Bouwknegt (NIOD)   Karel Berkhoff (NIOD/EHRI)  

12:45-14:00 LUNCH BREAK (Participants are on their own for lunch)

JUNE 10, 2022 THIRD SESSION 14:00-15:30
Toward Responsible Historical Contribution in International Tribunals: Promises, Problems and Pitfalls Chair: Nanci Adler (NIOD/University of Amsterdam) Room: Doelenzaal  Expanding the Global Search for Accountability to Aparadigmatic Cases Chair: Line Engbo Gissel (Roskilde University) Room:  Beyond Heroes and Villains: Memory and Representations of the Indonesian War of Independence 1945-1949 Chair: Katherine McGregor (University of Melbourne) Room:  
ROUNDTABLE   Thijs B. Bouwknegt (NIOD)

Vladimir Petrović (Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade)

Aldo Zammit Borda (University of London)

Christian Axboe Nielsen (University of Århus)  
Brianne McGonigle (Utrecht University): Unable to See the Forest for the Trees: Transitional Justice and the United States of America
Tine Destrooper: Divergent Ambitions. The Disruptive Potential of Transitional Justice in Belgium
Kerstin Carlson: Transitional Justice for European Terror Actors: Disrupting Europe’s Security/Rights Terror Impasse

Indah Wahyu Puji Utami (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Arif Subekti & Grace Leksana (Malang State University)
Tina van der Vlies (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Esther Captain (KITLV)  

15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK

JUNE 10, 2022 FOURTH SESSION 16:00-17:30
Beyond the Law: Justifications of Mass Violence in Social and Scholarly Discourses Chair: Juliane Prade-Weiss (LMU Munich), Dominik Markl and Vladimir Petrović as co-chairs)   Room: DoelenzaalHistorical Truth and Accountability in the Post-colonial State Chair: Tine Destrooper (Ghent University, Human Rights Centre) Room:Spaces for (Historical) Justice Chair: Peter Romijn (NIOD) Room:
Nanci Adler (NIOD/University of Amsterdam)
Christian Gerlach (University of Bern)
Dirk Moses (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)   Juliane Prade-Weiss (LMU Munich)vl
Vladimir Petrović (Institute for Contemporary History Belgrade)
Dominik Markl (Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome)    
ROUNDTABLE   Cira Palli-Aspero (Ghent University, Human Rights Centre): On (historical) truth-seeking though historical commissions
Karla Jessen Williamson (University of Saskatchewan): On Greenland Reconciliation Commission  
Klaus Neumann (Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture): On truth-seeking processes in settler nations   Eline Mestdagh (Ghent University, History Department): On truth-seeking bottom-up initiatives, the Belgian case  
Eva Willems and Pia Falschebner(Center for Conflict Studies of the Philipps-University in Marburg): Reparation in Absence of Accountability    Lilit Zeltsburg (University of Amsterdam/Leiden): The Need for Group Justice: the Case of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation     Paolo Caroli (University of Berlin): Bad Old Germans: The Belated Prosecution of Nazi Perpetrators in Italy in the Context of the Italian Amnesic Transition    

June 11, 2022 (Saturday)

JUNE 11, 2022 FIRST SESSION 9:30-11:00
Political Apologies and Redress Chair: Alexander Karn (Colgate University) Room:  Recreating Memory as Accountability Chair: Ariella Lang (Columbia University) Room:
Stephen Winter (University of Auckland) Monetary Redress Policy: Lessons Learned
Marieke Zoodsma (University of Tilburg): A Comparative Analysis of the Evaluation of the Form of Political Apologies
Marlies de Groot (Tilburg University): People’s Perceptions of Collective Harm and the Need to Deal with Past Injustices across 33 Countries   Juliette Schaafsma(Tilburg University): title?  
Katharine McGregor and Ana Dragojlovic (University of Melbourne): Iswanto Hartono: Art and the Submerged History of Dutch Colonial Violence in Indonesia
Anna Katila (King’s College London): Accountability for the Srebrenica genocide? Absences and opportunities in the legal and creative narratives
Jos van Beurden (VU) and Naazima Kamardeen (University of Colombo): Provenance Research and Restitution of Colonial Cultural Property: The Case of the Ceremonial Canon of the King of Kandy  

11:00-11:15 COFFEE BREAK

JUNE 11, 2022 SECOND SESSION 11:15-12:45
Negotiating Between Memory and Identity Chair: Klaus Neumann (Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture) Room:DoelenzaalFormer Yugoslavia: The Historical Truth, the Court Record, and Memory of Past Repression Chair: Nanci Adler (NIOD/University of Amsterdam) Room:The Quest for Accountability in South Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Aceh Chair: Stephen Winter (University of Auckland) Room:
Blerina Kellezi (Nottingham Trent University): Communities as conduits of harm: A social Identity Analysis of Appraisal, Coping and Justice-seeking in Response to Historic Collective Victimization   
Alicja Podbielska (Yale University): The Righteous Among Their Own? Transformations of Collective Memory of Holocaust Rescue in Polish Countryside
Robert Sommer (University of Berlin): The Excluded. “Forgotten Victims” of the Nazi State and the Fight for their Compensation and Rehabilitation in Postwar Germany   Paolo Caroli (University of Berlin): Bad Old Germans: The Belated Prosecution of Nazi Perpetrators in Italy in the Context of the Italian Amnesic Transition

Paul Miller-Melamed  (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin): The Agony of Ahmići: Pursuing Historical Truth and True Justice in a Bosnian Village
Petar Finci (International Committee of the Red Cross): (Hi)Story according to the ICTY: The Tribunal’s Interpretation of Political Causes of Violence During the 1991-1995 War in Croatia

Rachel Ibreck (Goldsmiths, University of London): Foundational Justice During and After Atrocious Conflict in South Sudan
Mphathisi Ndlovu (Columbia University): Gukurahundi Atrocities, Memory and the Struggle for Accountability in Zimbabwe
Annie Pohlman (The University of Queensland): Aceh’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Struggle for Accountability

12:45-14:00 LUNCH BREAK (Participants are on their own for lunch)

JUNE 11, 2022 THIRD SESSION 14:00-15:30
Addressing Wrongdoing through Justice Interactions: Comparative Evaluation of Transitional Justice Effects Chair: Room:  Reconfiguring the Lens on the Past Chair: Eva Willems Room:The (Civil) Court Room – a Dialogue Space about Historical Injustice?   Chair: Thijs Bouwknegt (NIOD)   Room: Doelenzaal
Sanja Vico (London School of Economics and Political Science): Nomen est omen: Stereotyping and War Legacy  
Ivor Sokolić, Denisa Kostovicova, Lana Bilalova, and Sanja Vico: Are Domestic War Crimes Trials Biased?  
Venera Cocaj (London School of Economics and Political Science): When Victims Break Silence: Wartime Sexual Violence and Social Recognition in Kosovo and Croatia  
Denisa Kostovicova and Vesna Popovski: Women’s Discursive Agency: How Women Ask Parliamentary Questions about Transitional Justice?  
Dovilė Sagatienė (Mykolas Romeris University): Transforming Memories:  Lithuanian and Soviet Narratives at ECHRCase-Law Regarding Soviet Crimes Against Lithuanian Partisans.  
Cynthia Horne (Western Washington University): Slicing the Past: Temporal Considerations and Transitional Justice
Selbi Durdiyeva (Columbia University) and Grant Rosenberg (Global Arts Corps): Theatre Interventions in Post-Genocide and Post-Conflict Societies – Historical Dialogue between Civil Societies or Looking Beyond Institutionalized Accountability  
ROUNDTABLE   Elazar Barkan (Columbia University): Historical Dialogue – a Conceptual Approach                           
Frederiek de Vlaming (University of Amsterdam and Nuhanovic Foundation, Centre for War Reparations): Civil Litigation – an Institutional Approach
Alma Mustafic    (Utrecht University of Applied Sciences): Making a Civil Claim – a Personal Approach              
Nicole Immler/Niké Wentholt (University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht): What´s the Use of Reframing Justice as a Dialogical Practice?