LAW AFTER EICHMANN CONFERENCE
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Ljubljana, Slovenia 26-27 March 2006
This two-day event of seminars and workshops explores the important legacies and lessons of the Eichmann trial for the reconstruction of law, community and democracy after the experience of genocide. The seminars and workshops aim to bring together scholars, lawyers, health practitioners, and teachers to discuss the lessons of the Eichmann trial for the current reconstruction of post-conflict Yugoslavia.
The formal presentations will situate the trial in its political context, identify the principal aims of the trial, and examine the ways in which the political and ideological constraints of 1960s Israel translated into the organisation and the execution of the trial. Themes explored will include the nature of the trial itself, such as the Israeli police investigation; the determination of the charges, and the selection of prosecution witnesses; the support work performed by the survivor associations and organisations founded in the wake of the Second World War; the shaping of European, Israeli and personal narratives of the Holocaust; and the impact of the Eichmann trial on the development of law, psychiatry, trauma studies, and other. The workshops will have a more informal format, and will explore these lessons of the Eichmann trial for contemporary practices of rebuilding societies and healing traumas after genocide. Each workshop will be organised around specific themes such as the rule of law, democracy post-genocide, post-genocide justice, and building tolerant communities.
Panels will be led by six outstanding scholars in the field to include Jose Brunner, Mark Osiel, Hanna Yablonka, Pnina Lahav, Liora Bilsky and Lawrence Douglas on:
• The Narration of Trauma as the Predicate to Humanitarian Law
• Trials and the Making of Collective Memory
• Trials of History; Trials in History
• Eichmann and Afterwards: Legal Institutions and Legal Sensibilities
• Humanitarian Law and Identity Creation
• Jurisprudence post-Eichmann
People interested in offering a paper to any of these panels should send an abstract to both Kirsten Campbell (email@example.com) and Sari Wastell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by MARCH 14th 2006. These issues will also be explored more informally in a series of workshops the following day. In order to be responsive to the concerns of practitioners, we encourage submissions of workshop topics to Hannah Starman (email@example.com).
Dr. Hannah Starman
Institute for Ethnic Studies
Phone: +386 1 200 18 77
Fax: +386 1 251 09 64 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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