All too often justice and peace come into conflict, and one is pursued at the expense of the other. Before strategies of Just Peace Governance can be implemented, three steps are in order: First, peace and justice have to be understood in their own right, as values and norms of distinct character and demanding specific, sometimes divergent, action. Second, the tension between peace and justice has to be understood as well as the peculiar nature of justice conflicts and their effect on peace. Third, ideas have to be developed how justice conflicts can be solved and peace and justice be reconciled through international institutions and the rule of law. This, in a nutshell, is the agenda of PRIFs current research programme.
This year’s PRIF annual conference is devoted to the latter: Just institutions and institutional justice in global politics. The assumption is that institutions promote peace best, if actors perceive them as just. Only if basic justice claims are met, actors are likely to follow institutional rules voluntarily, i.e. without reference to the fear of sanctions or narrowly defined cost-benefit-calculations. Justice claims can refer to the allocation of values, the processes of decision-making and the granting of status and respect. Therefore, the conference will concentrate on three aspects of institutional justice: distributive justice, procedural justice and recognitional justice and analyze how such justice claims can be addressed by international institutions.
The conference of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt is organized by Research Department "International Institutions" (Professor Christopher Daase). Conference language will be English.
Please register with Ms. Viola Niemack (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Preliminary Program (PDF)
Monday, 6 October 2014
14:00-14:30 Introduction: Three Kinds of Institutional Justice
Professor Christopher Daase, PRIF
14:30-16:30 Panel I: Distributive Justice and International Institutions
Professor Chris Armstrong, University Southampton
Dr Nicole Rippin, German Development Institute, Bonn
Carolin Anthes, PRIF
Comment: Professor Darrel Moellendorff, Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe Frankfurt University
17:00-18:00 Ernst-Otto Czempiel Award Ceremony
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
9:00-10:00 Keynote: "The Opening Up of International Organizations: Empirical and Normative Perspectives"
Professor Jonas Tallberg, Stockholm University
10:30-12:30 Panel II: Procedural Justice and International Institutions
Professor Lora Viola, Free University of Berlin
Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, International Criminal Court
Dr Dirk Peters, PRIF
Comments: Professor Nicole Deitelhoff, PRIF
13:30-15:30 Panel III: Recognitional Justice and International Institutions
Professor Karin Aggestam, Lund University
Professor Christopher Daase/Janusz Biene,PRIF/Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe Frankfurt University
Eva Ottendörfer, PRIF
Comments: Professor Peter Mayer, University of Bremen
16:00-17:00 Concluding Discussion: Ways of Global Justice
Professor Nicole Deitelhoff, PRIF
Dr Caroline Fehl, PRIF
Professor Peter Mayer, University of Bremen
Professor Darrel Moellendorff, Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe Frankfurt University
Professor Harald Müller, PRIF