Call for Papers

Dimensions of Transitional Justice


Keynote Presentation:

Emanuela Ceva (University of Pavia) and Colleen Murphy (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Interactive Justice in Transitional Justice


The idea of transitional justice is well-navigated in the domain of political science. Recently, it has attracted a great deal of interest also among political, legal, and moral philosophers. This seminar aims to bring together scholars from within different philosophical traditions to explore the different dimensions along which justice should be realized in dealing with wrongdoing in the context of an attempted transition from extended periods of conflict and/or repression.


Call for Papers

The workshop is organized as a part of the activities of the Area of Practical Philosophy within the “Centre for Communication and Research” of the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia. It originates from the experience of the Permanent Seminar on Practical Normativity established in 2016 ( with the sponsorship of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy. The aim of the group is to provide a forum where scholars working in the field of practical philosophy can meet, study, and discuss a variety of issues in metaethics, philosophy of law, political philosophy, philosophy of action, theories of justification and the public order, moral philosophy and applied ethics.

We now invite paper proposals that engage, inter alia, with the following issues:

  • The distinctive domain of transitional justice
  • Transitional vs. corrective vs. retributive justice
  • The role of apologies, reparation, amnesty
  • Material and symbolic compensations for past wrongdoings
  • Kinds of responsibility for wrongdoing and restorative duties
  • Denials and burden of proof
  • Epistemic wrongs and vices
  • Moral repair
  • Responses to wrongdoing
  • Normalization and individual responsibility
  • Individual responsibility for cumulative harm
  • Transitional justice and democracy

Paper proposals (500 words max) should be prepared for blind review and submitted electronically by 20rd December 2018.

Decisions will be made and communicated by the beginning of January 2019.


Conference attendance is free of charge and all selected speakers will be provided two-night accommodation at the Collegio. Extra nights can be booked and paid upon request. Coffee/tea, soft drinks, and light refreshments will be served throughout the conference. Participants will have to pay for their meals. Details about meal arrangements and workshop programme to follow.



The conference is sponsored by the SIFA – Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy and the PhD program FINO –Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium.

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