Peace Education Hub participated in the collaboration between the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, and Leiden Law School from the Netherlands in the period from April to June 2021.
Nadia Sonneveld, Associate Professor from Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Society, Leiden Law School, taught an online course on Justice and Rule of Law in post-war BiH (Using the rule of law to close dark chapters of history? The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina) and members of the Peace Education Hub coordinating team participated in the course as guest speakers. The course was attended by students of Leiden Law School and Department of English and Department of History, University of Sarajevo.
The aim of the course was to encourage students to reflect critically on their own understandings of justice and rule of law, in general, and in the specific context of Bosnia and Herzegovina, while comparing their own visions to those of survivors as well as civil society actors, humanitarian aid workers, legal professionals, and academic scholars working in the field of justice and rule of law in BiH. The students also learned how to present their reflections on these issues in an audio-visual manner, to both an academic and non-academic audience, by making short videos and participating in the making of a short documentary on justice and rule of law in a post-war situation.
In the section dedicated to the role of education in the process of closing dark chapters of history, PEH introduced its vision and activities in the context of post-war education and teaching of controversial issues across different courses and disciplines, while also focusing on the representation of the 1990s and the genocide in Srebrenica in history textbooks.