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​Concepts of justice are complex, reflecting social and cultural change in societies, but also historical continuities across time and space.

 

Scholars across a range of humanities and social science disciplines have progressively extended our understanding of justice from a legalistic sense, although there remains an important intersection in Latin America and Iberia between justice, democratic accountability, and recovery following dictatorship and violence.  

Terms such as cultural justice, environmental justice, historical justice and sexual justice now sit alongside the more established terms social justice and transitional justice.

 

All such language direct our attention to a sense of possibility, vision, and hope across historical and contemporary societies. We include visions of the future at the core of our conference – and the hope to transform, re-imagine, or challenge the concept of justice underpins our intentions for conference.