We are glad to invite you to our second GCILS Webinar this semester, on Wednesday 6 October, at a slightly later than usual time, 4.30pm UK Time.

Our guest speaker will be Dr Natasha Stamenkovikj, a researcher in international and European public law, transitional and criminal justice, and human rights.

Dr Stamenkovikj writes about the interaction between the law and society, and about the role of institutional decision making in protecting human rights, delivering justice, and invoking good governance in democratization processes. She has taught international and European law, and human rights law, at Tilburg University and has been affiliated with the University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, the American University in Washington, Brown University, King’s College London, University of Ljubljana, Duquesne University, and Bard College Berlin. Dr Stamenkovikj has worked with the Platform for Peace and Humanity, the Humanitarian Law Centre, the Centre for Research and Policy Making, the Macedonian Young Lawyers’ Association. She is currently working on a project about the application of the GDPR and privacy laws in protecting personal privacy and integrity.

On October 6th, Dr Stamenkovikj will present her upcoming book The Right to Know the Truth in Transitional Justice Processes: Perspectives from International Law and European Governance (Brill Nijhoff Publishers), in which she offers a comparative analysis of the scope and application of the right to the truth as a fundamental right in international law and practices, and as a concept in the Council of Europe’s policies for promoting peace and transitional justice. The book provides a systematized assessment of the conceptualisation of the right to the truth in the enlargement policy of the Council of Europe as applied towards the former Yugoslav societies. It delineates the extent to which the Council has addressed the right to the truth in its policies as to honour the contemporary regulation of this right in the international standardization and assesses the Council’s uniformity in doing so.

Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Dr Stamenkovikj’s talk will begin with positioning the right to the truth within transitional justice processes, before continuing to provide a comparative overview of the scope and application of the right to the truth in different times of its settling within the international normative, and of its varying application in human rights jurisdictions. Dr Stamenkovikj will then talk about the extent to which the Council of Europe’s policies on democratization in the former Yugoslav societies have honoured the contemporary regulation of this right in international norms and practices, delineating thereof inconsistencies in the regulation of the right to the truth between international hard and soft normative, between the European and the Inter-American human rights practices, and between supranational policy making.

To join us for this interesting event, register on Eventbrite : https://bit.ly/39hqYxk