Associate Professor Helen Scanlon

I am the convenor of the Justice and Transformation (JT) Programme at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. 

The JT Programme seek to promote scholarship concerning the legacies of historic human rights violations and conflicts, as well as to advance the comparative study of transitional justice through explorations of the subject at both the normative and practical/ policy level. 

Prior to teaching at UCT, I worked for the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) where I was directly involved in programmatic engagement in Asia, the Americas, MENA and Europe as well as in Africa. 

I also worked for the Centre for Conflict Resolution on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Africa. 

I recently worked with KCL’s Professor Jelke Boesten on the Gender Justice Memory project which created a south-south network of scholars, practitioners and artists. 

I have also been working with Khanyisela Moyo from the Transitional Justice Institute on the project “Fault lines in Transitional Justice: Looking Backwards to Move Forwards”. This initiative promotes and supports an inter-disciplinary network of scholars and senior-level practitioners who are working in the field of transitional justice.

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