Workshop – Political Killings: modes of repression and transitional justice, 12 Feb. 2019, at OSIPP



Political Killings: modes of repression and transitional justice

12 February, Tuesday, 2019

Conference Room, 6th floor,
Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP),
Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

The workshop explores three cases of political killings from the cold war period in a comparative perspective with particular foci on modes of repression and transitional justice. They are the oppression of the Gwangju Democratic Uprising in the Republic of Korea (1980), the post-9.30 massacre in Indonesia (1965-1966) and the state violence under the military rule in Argentina (1976-1983). In all cases, the military was the primary machine of repression and the operation to annihilate the “enemy” was thorough in its intension. But the processes of transitional justice in three countries vary in scope and depth depending on power relations in post-dictatorship politics. The workshop analyzes factors behind the differences and discusses challenges ahead in transitional justice.


10:00-10:10 Opening

Session 1: Korea
10:10-11: 50
Mr. Jinwoo Park, Director, Research Department, May 18 Memorial Foundation (Gwangju)
“The May 18 Democratic Uprising and Transitional Justice”
Comments: Prof. Kwansoo Yang, Guest Professor, Osaka University of Economics and Law

Session 2: Indonesia
Dr. Sri Wahyuningroem, Lecturer, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta
“Where to Now? In Search of Justice in the Post-Transitional Justice of Indonesia”
Comments: Mr. Dianto Bachriadi, Visiting Scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Session 3: Argentina
Prof. Gabriela Águila, Professor, National University of Rosario
“Repression in Argentina during the 70s: state violence and processes of justice”
Comments: Dr. Chie Ishida, Assistant Professor, Waseda University

For more information, please contact:
Akihisa Matsuno
Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
Email: matsuno[at]
Phone: 06-6850-5601

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