Fifth International Seminar on Transitional Justice: “Between the Right to Truth and the Duty to Remember in the Case of International Crimes”
The fifth International Seminar on Transitional Justice organized by the Research Line on Human Rights and Transitional Justice (KU Leuven) and entitled “Between the Right to Truth and the Duty to Remember in the Case of International Crimes” took place at the Academia Belgica in Rome on April 3rd and 4th, 2017. This international seminar focused on some salient aspects of the relationship between past history, present narratives and future orientations in post-conflict settings. For this purpose, the participants concentrated on/discussed two major trends in international law and international relations: first, the emergence of the ‘right to truth’ with regard to events of the past in order to understand the grand patterns of human rights violations and preserve the memory of individual victims and society as a collective; second, the establishment of the state ‘duty to remember’ the legacy of the past in order to preserve history and respect the suffering of the victims. During the seminar, Silvana Mandolessi presented a paper entitled “Transnational Memories and Digital Media: The case of Mexico”.