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Burgerschap en humanisering van de publieke sector

The Dialogics of Justice: Assessing Recognition as a Process of Resonance

  • Start project: August 2020
  • Status: under preparation


Nicole Immler received a Vici grant from NWO for her research proposal on ‘The Dialogics of Justice’, an investigation into (legal) reparation practices after human rights violations: when do people feel recognised? This will enable her to form a team of four researchers for the coming 5 years who will follow civil court cases concerning transitional justice in and outside the Netherlands.

Description

Over the last decade, we have witnessed a growing demand for recognition by victims of colonial violence, failed peace missions, sexual abuse and ecocide worldwide. This recognition of suffering is increasingly looked at in legal terms and then resolved with financial compensation. However, do those procedures provide the recognition and the repair these claimants hope for?


Through empirical research - in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Nigeria, Bosnia and other places - this project studies the social dimension of recognition claims to answer the urgent need for more knowledge on making recognition procedures more effective. The key aim is to reach beyond an individualised victim-approach and to address also the structural aspects of injustices, by examining the dialogue between claimants and accused institutions, such as the state, the military, the church and multinationals.


This project studies recognition claims as a call for dialogue, which emphasizes the social dimension of recognition.

Researcher

Partners

  • Prof. Harmut Rosa, Theoretical Sociology, University Jena, Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt
  • Prof. Paul Gready, Applied Human Rights, University of York, UK
  • Prof. Rianne Letschert, Centre for Victimology, Tilburg/Maastricht University
  • Prof. Eric Vermetten, National Psychotrauma Centre (ARQ) & Ministry of Defence
  • Prof. Elazar Barkan, Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory
  • Network, Columbia University, New York
  • NIOD, Amsterdam
  • Dr. Frederick Vlaming, War Reparation Centre, Amsterdam University
  • Dr. Martin Eland, Veteran Institute, Ministry of Defence
  • Harriet Ferdinandus, Pelita, Dutch Foundation of Indo European community
  • Maud Kips, Vrouwenplatform Kerkelijk Kindermisbruik (VPKK)
  • Michel Dückers, Impact, ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre

Financed by

This project has received a grant  from  the NWO Talent Programme Vici.

Anticipated results

3 PhDs, Monograph , Special Issue, Report, Toolkit

See also

Prestigious Vici grant for Nicole Immler for research on transitional justice (news item)

Contact

Nicole Immler, N.Immler@uvh.nl.

Nicole Immler received a Vici grant from NWO for her research proposal on ‘The Dialogics of Justice’, an investigation into (legal)) reparation practices after human rights violations: when do people feel recognized?