The research seeks to make a diagnosis of the presence of the study of dictatorships, memory and transitional justice in Spanish legal education.
Memory policies and demands of justice by victims of serious violations of rights have increased in recent times. Many of these demands and polciies have a clear legal dimension and are a consequence of recetn developments of national and international law..
Historiography, political science and other disciplines have addressed these issues. However, we do not know whether, apart from specific experiences, these experiences are addressed in law schools.
Our research is based on the study of academic documentation and on interviews. It seeks to know to what extent transitional justice and memory are present in legal studies and whether this presence is sufficient to meet the demand for justice and reparation each increasingly present in Western societies.
The project is being developed by researchers in legal History, legal Philosophy and public international Law at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and Barcelona University (UB) and has the support of the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency.
This research can help improve institutions and design inclusive policies. The publication of its results will be disseminated among different actors for use in improving their activities. The project will be completed in December 2022.