International Workshop

International workshop: The Role of Constitutional Design in the Resolution of Ethno-National Conflicts: Comparative Perspectives

Organized by the Fried-Gal Transitional Justice Program and the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this international workshop will utilize an examination of three principal case studies of ethno-national conflicts and attempts at resolution - Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Cyprus - to advance new understandings regarding the role of constitutional design as a tool of transitional justice. In these three cases a principal part of the peace agreement (signed or suggested) includes complex power-sharing arrangements. By bringing together leading international and local researchers to examine the possibilities, limits and dangers found in the use of dierent constitutional arrangements in peace processes, the workshop aims to contribute to the understanding of this complex issue and trigger a critical discussion about old and new suggested solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.