The Post Pandemic Glocal Democracy;
Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

May 17

Session Theme 1.2. May 18 Spirit, Impunity and Transitional Justice
Organizer The May 18 Memorial Foundation
Date & Time May 17, 2021 / 10:00–11:50 KST (GMT+9)
Format & Language Hybrid / English–Korean Interpretation
Objective A comparison of the UN’s principles for the Settlement of Past Affairs and the current status of transitional justices, and establishing the direction of practical actions on the realization of transitional justices
Main Contents & Issues 
  • The contents of recently added commemorations among the United Nations’ principles for the Settlement of Past Affairs and inspection of the situation of transitional justices in Asia and Korea
  • The Current Status and Tasks of Transitional Justices in the World
Background
  • In 2020, Mr. Fabian Salvioli, the UN Special Rapporteur, reported that “commemorations” should be added to the principle for the Settlement of Past Affairs.
  • Transitional justices are needed in many Asian countries, but nations lack initiative in revealing the truth, as it now stands.
  • Transitional justices are materialized in Korea compared with other Asian countries, but only preparations and commemorations are being carried out, excluding truth and justices, contrary to the principle for the Settlement of Past Affairs.
  • In addition, the May 18 Democratic Uprising Truth Commission and the 2nd Truth and Reconciliation Commission were launched, but distortion of the past affairs has been rampant.
  • Therefore, one must look at the transitional justices and discuss the direction to resolve the above situation as well as examine the significance of commemorations on settlement of past affairs for truth and reconciliation.
Speakers
  • Moderator: Park Myung-lim / Professor, Yonsei University / Republic of Korea
  • Speakers
    • Fabian Salvioli / UN Special Rapporteur / Argentina
    • Patrick Burgess / AJAR Founder / Australia 
    • Chang Wan-ick / Lawyer, Haemaru Law Firm / Republic of Korea


Park Myung-lim
Role in the Session Moderator
Position and Organizational Affiliation Professor, Yonsei University
Nationality Korea
Fabian Salvioli
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation UN Special Rapporteur
Nationality Argentina
Patrick Burgess
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation AJAR Founder
Nationality Australia
Chang Wan-ick
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation Lawyer, Haemaru Law Firm
Nationality Korea



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