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Release date: Feb. 9, 2001
Contact: Elaine Justice, Assistant Director, 404-727-0643, or

Emory Invites South African Jurist To Address Truth And Reconcilation

WHOCharles Villa Vicencio, executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa
WHAT"Church, State and Restorative Justice: Did the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Succeed in South Africa?" – 2001 Currie Lecture in Law and Religion
WHEN11a.m. lecture (reception to follow) Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001
WHERETull Auditorium, Emory Law School, 1301 Clifton Road, Emory campus For a map of campus, go on-line to Parking in Lowergate South Deck—follow directional signs.
COSTFree. Call 404-727-6504 or e-mail

Charles Villa-Vicencio is executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. The institute focuses on political analysis, the promotion of reconciliation and social reconstruction, and comparative work in the area of transitional justice—with a specific focus on African countries.

Formerly Villa-Vicencio was national research director for that South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Prior to that he was professor of religion and society at the University of Cape Town.

He has published widely in the area of the South African affairs. His most recent book is entitled "Looking Back/Reaching Forward: Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa."

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