Justice Visions colleague Marit de Haan participated in a class about transitional justice at the School of Psychology of the Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile on Friday the 15th of October 2021. During the class with bachelor students of the course ‘Psychology and Human Rights’ she presented her project about the victims of the Chilean military dictatorship and some initial results of the research, looking particularly at the perceptions and needs of justice of these victims and their participation in transitional justice. The coming months, she is realizing a period of fieldwork in Chile to conduct interviews with victims about these topics.
“It has been very impactful to hear the stories of victims of political repression during the dictatorship. I consider it important that their voices are heard (…) It is a form of raising awareness, because the experiences of victims are often not considered, or simply left out from transitional justice and the design of concrete interventions, while their voices are fundamental to understand a process of transition. Not only here in Chile but also in other countries undergoing transitions”.