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This symposium is hosted by the Center in collaboration with Northeastern University School of Law, and cosponsored by African and Afro-American Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; Legal Studies; Mandel Center for the Humanities; the Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict; the Office of the Arts; and the Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program.

Just Performance Resources


"Alive on Stage: Storms, Histories and Bodies." Excerpts from Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Volume Icase study summary. Catherine Filloux.*

"Theatre, Memory, and Grappling with Complicity" (video) Catherine Filloux ("Acting Together" toolkit)*

“Transitional Justice in Cambodia.” [PDF] Researched and written by Jonathan Cohen, Northeastern University School of Law ’12 (2011). *

“Justice Delayed and Denied”, op-ed by the Open Society Initiative’s executive director James Goldston. New York Times, October 13, 2011.

The poetry of Tararith Kho.*

Website of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a United Nations-backed tribunal that is investigating those deemed responsible for crimes against humanity during the Khmer Rouge era.

Tribulation before Trial in Cambodia: Confronting Autogenocide”, Nalini Vittal, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Jan. 20-26, 2001), pp. 199-203.

The Cambodia Settlement Agreements”, Steven R. Ratner, The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 87, No. 1 (Jan. 1993), pp. 1-41.

The International Center for Transitional Justice – Cambodia

United States Institute of Peace – Cambodia

Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Cambodia: A Bibliography, edited by Catherine Morris


"The Rebellion of the Masks." Foreword to Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Volume II. Dr. Salomón Lerner Febres*

"Fire in the Memory: Theater, Truth and Justice in Argentina and Peru." Excerpts from Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Volume I; case study summary. Roberto Gutiérrez Varea.

“From Shining Path to Truth Commission:  A brief history of the Political Regimes of the 1980s and 1990s and the Truth Commissions in Peru.” [PDF] Researched and written by Aneesha Gandhi, Northeastern University School of Law ’12 (2011).

“Guilty as Charged: The Trial of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori for Grave Violations of Human Rights”, [PDF] International Journal of Transitional Justice 3:3 (2009), pp. 384-405. Jo-Marie Burt, George Mason University. *

"Performances Addressing Gender-Based Violence" (video) Ana Correa and Roberto Gutiérrez Varea ("Acting Together" toolkit)

"Performances and the Reclaiming of Identity" (video) Ana Correa ("Acting Together" toolkit)

"Reconciliation Ritual" (video) Augusto Casafranca and Ana Correa ("Acting Together" toolkit)

“The Trial of Alberto Fujimori: Navigating the Show Trial Dilemma in Pursuit of Transitional Justice.” [PDF] Christina T. Prusak. New York University Law Review, Vol. 85:867, June 2010.

Final report by the Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación.

Truth with Consequences: Justice and Reparations in Post-Truth Commission Peru”, Lisa J. Laplante & Kimberly Theidon, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Feb. 2007), pp. 228-250.

Between Conflict and Reconciliation: The Hard Truth”, Rosemary R. P. Lerner, Human Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Jun. 2007), pp. 115-130.

Through the Window of Opportunity: The Transitional Justice Network in Peru”, Rebecca K. Root, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 2 (May, 2009), pp. 452-473.

Resisting Amnesia: Yuyachkani, Performance, and the Postwar Reconstruction of Peru”, Francine A'ness, Theatre Journal, Vol. 56, No. 3, Latin American Theatre (Oct. 2004), pp. 395-414.

Review of Santiago by Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, Review by: Carla Melo, Theatre Journal, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Mar. 2007), pp. 119-121.

The International Center for Transitional Justice – Peru

United States Institute of Peace: Truth Commission Digital Archive – Peru

United States

Boston Busing/Desegregation Project for Truth, Learning and Change (Union of Minority Neighborhoods). Donna Bivens, Coordinator*

“Corrective Justice for American Indians.” [PDF] Researched and written by Gavriela Bogin-Farber, Northeastern University School of Law ’12 (2011).

“Confronting Past Racial Harms: Truth Projects in the United States.” [PDF] Researched and written by Lauren Slotkoff, Northeastern University School of Law ‘12 (2011).

"Creating a New Story: Ritual, Ceremony, and Conflict Transformation between Indigenous and Settler Peoples." Excerpts from Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Volume I; case study summary. Polly Walker.*

"Do You Smell Something Stinky: Notes from Conversations About Making Art While Working for Peace in Racist, Imperial America in the 21st Century" (Acting Together case study summary). John O'Neal.

"Holding on to Those Who Can't be Held": Reenacting a Lynching at Moore's Ford, Georgia, Southern Spaces (2010). Mark Auslander, Central Washington University.*

"Performance and Social Change" (video) John O’Neal, New Orleans ("Acting Together" toolkit)

"Rituals of Reconciliation" (video) Polly Walker ("Acting Together" toolkit)*

“The Dee and Moore Case: a Reflection”, about litigation by the Project on Civil Rights and Restorative Justice, Northeastern University School of Law. (2011) Janeen Blake.*

Junebug Productions, Inc. – blogspot

The Legacy of the Free Southern Theater in New Orleans: Interviews with Karen-Kaia Livers and Chakula Cha Jua - by Rachel Breunlin

Dialogue: The Free Southern Theatre”, Gilbert Moses, John O'Neal, Denise Nicholas, Murray Levy and Richard Schechner, The Tulane Drama Review, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Summer, 1965), pp. 63-76.

Resources of General Interest

As Impossible as Flying, a blog that addresses issues of international justice and the fight against impunity for international crimes. James Bair, editor.*

"Change the World as We Know It: Peace, Youth, and Performance" (Acting Together case study summary). Mary Ann Hunter.*

"The Created Space: Peacebuilding and Performance in Sri Lanka" (Acting Together case study summary). Madhawa Palihapitiya.*

"Cross Cultural Youth Peace Performance" (video) Mary Ann Hunter ("Acting Together" toolkit)*

“An Emerging Mandate for International Courts: Victim Centered Remedies and Restorative Justice.” [PDF] Stanford Journal of International Law 279 (2011). Thomas Antkowiak, Seattle University School of Law. *

“Between Impunity and Show Trials.” [PDF] Martti Koskenniemi. A. Frowein and R. Wolfrum (eds.), Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, Volume 6, 2002, 1-35. Kluwer Law International.

"Between Nuremberg and Amnesia: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa", Beth S. Lyons, Monthly Review, Volume 49, Issue 04 (September)(1997).

Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation. Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh, Executive Director*

Beyond Justice, Tim Phillips, Co-Chair and Co-Founder*

“Satisfying Victims and Healing Societies: The Promises of Justice after Extreme Violence” [PDF] (2008). Susan F. Hirsch, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University.

"Settling Accounts’ Revisited: Reconciling Global Norms with Local Agency," Diane F. Orentlicher. The International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 1, 2007, 10–22.

"Theatre and Resistance" (video) Roberto Varea ("Acting Together" toolkit)*

"Theatre, War, and Peace in Uganda" (Acting Together case study summary). Charles Mulekwa.*

Videos from the Acting Together project of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis University and Theatre Without Borders.

"Violence and Social Repair: Rethinking the Contribution of Justice to Reconciliation," Laurel E. Fletcher and Harvey M. Weinstein. Human Rights Quarterly, Volume 24, Number 3, August 2002, pp. 573-639.

Transitional Justice

Normative and Strategic Aspects of Transitional Justice”, Marek M. Kaminski, Monika Nalepa & Barry O'Neill, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 50, No. 3, Transitional Justice (Jun., 2006), pp. 295-302.

How “Transitions” Reshaped Human Rights: A Conceptual History of Transitional Justice”, Paige Arthur, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 2 (May, 2009), pp. 321-367.

Women, Security, and the Patriarchy of Internationalized Transitional Justice”, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Nov., 2009), pp. 1055-1085.

Beyond Justice


Trauma and Vengeance: Assessing the Psychological and Emotional Effects of Post-Conflict Justice”, David Mendeloff, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Aug., 2009), pp. 592-623.  

Review of Unspeakable Truths: Facing the Challenge of Truth Commissions by Priscilla B. Hayner”, Review by: Juan E. Méndez and Javier Mariezcurrena, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Feb., 2003), pp. 237-256.

Review of The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas by Diana Taylor”, Review by: Margo Milleret, Theatre Journal, Vol. 56, No. 3, Latin American Theatre (Oct., 2004), pp. 520-521.

International Center for Transitional Justice – Truth and Memory Program

Arts and Peacebuilding

United States Institute of Peace: Latest in Arts and Peacebuilding

International Coalition for Arts, Human Rights, and Social Justice – A network or aligned people, organizations, movements, and intersecting networks

Theatre Without BordersTheatre and Peacebuilding

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