Ijr-the Hague Institute Transitional Justice Fellowship Programme For African Nationals.


Application Deadline:

IJR Deadline: April 15 2014

Hague Institute Deadline: 17 May, 2014,

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and The Hague Institute for Global Justice (The Hague Institute) are pleased to announce the convening of a three week intensive Transitional Justice in Africa Fellowship Programme (Fellowship Programme).

This is a residential programme which will be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa from 8-20 June 2014 and immediately followed by a week in The Hague, Netherlands from 21-27 June 2014.

The 2014 Ijr-the Hague Institute Transitional Justice Fellowship will be open to African nationals living in the African continent. Applicants from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe will be given preference.

The programme was designed to attract and bring together scholars and practitioners in the field of transitional justice to compare, reflect, research and write on their experiences and lessons learned from activities, projects and programmes in their respective countries.

The Fellowship Programme aims to effectively equip participants to address challenges specific to democratic transitions by exposing them to various transitional justice tools.

Application requirements

To be considered eligible for this Fellowship Programme, you should meet the following criteria:

  • A post-graduate degree in a discipline broadly related to Transitional Justice 4 to 5 years of relevant work experience in the realm of transitional justice, reconciliation and/or social cohesion, social justice.
  • Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • This will be necessary to read prescribed texts as well as to participate in group discussions.

If you are interested in applying for admission to this program, please submit to us the following documents in English:

  • A detailed resume or Curriculum Vitae of no more than 3 pages.
  • The full contact details of 2 contactable references 1-2 page letter of motivation indicating why you wish to participate in this program 1-2 page abstract/talking points addressing the following themes to be discussed by Fellows:
  • (a) Strengthening the Rule of Law in home-country;
  • (b) The right to truth in transitional justice and challenges of/opportunities for localized investigations and prosecutions; and
  • (c) cross-border tensions in home-country and the need for regional reconciliation.
  • Letter of commitment or institutional endorsement of applicant’s suitability to participate in the Fellowship Programme and a commitment to implement at least one follow-up activity in-country within one year of the end of the Fellowship Programme


  • The closing date for applications is the April 15, 2014.
  • Telephonic interviews will be conducted soon thereafter and successful candidates notified no later than the April 30, 2014.

NB Please email your complete application to Ms Anthea Flink on [email protected] with ‘Application to 2014 Fellowship Programme: your name’ in the email subject line.

Only complete applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the status of their application.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ijr-the Hague Institute Transitional Justice Fellowship Programme 


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