This study examines Peru's status of indigenous peoples' rights. Specifically, it assesses the state’s respect towards indigenous rights through a case omitted by the TRC but one that continues to dominate political rhetoric: the forced sterilization of women of indigenous and poor economic backgrounds. Specifically, the study focuses on memory initiatives within symbolic reparations and the TRC's Final Report, and how these two processes have situated the case of forced sterilization within...
Transitional justice scholarship and practice has predominantly operated on the assumption that transitions entail a shift from violent, authoritarian rule to liberal, democratic rule. As we all know, this has not been the case in the Arab region. Instead, transitional justice has served as a battleground for competing visions of justice. Demons of the past that have morphed into the present continue to hijack transitional justice processes, and in particular the prosecution of political...
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is struggling at every level of its operations in Africa - in terms of its investigations, prosecutions, and relations with domestic governments, judiciaries and affected communities. This raises key questions about whether, after 16 years of consistent shortcomings and mounting frustration even among some of its most ardent supporters, the Court can survive. The Court's conceptual and practical 'distance' from the places where crimes are committed...
Rebel courts are often justified by rebels in the interest of securing law and order, states’ perceptions are more negative, especially the territorial state concerned. This raises questions under international humanitarian law, human rights law and international criminal law on the legality of such courts and of fair trial guarantees. The dilemma of rebel courts reveals opposing interests in international humanitarian law and international criminal law and raises important policy...
While there is broad consensus that victims of mass atrocities have a right to reparation for harm suffered, the effective implementation of that right is a promise as yet largely unfulfilled. This talk will consider some of the key challenges, within and outside domestic reparation programmes in countries undergoing transitions, that need to be surpassed for the effective realisation of this right.
Julia Viebach investigates the everyday of witnessing at Rwanda’s Gacaca courts and contrasts its findings with the process of witnessing at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Please note, this episode ends abruptly.
Dr. Cheryl Lawther explore the construction and meaning of victimhood in post-conflict Northern Ireland.
Dr Katarína Sipulova gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series. In the context of the constitutional crises spreading through Hungary, Romania, and Poland and increasing doubts about the EU’s ability to safeguard its fundamental values and prevent the democratic backsliding of member states after the accession conditionality loses force, Dr Katarína Sipulova analyzes the EU’s democratizing influence and the political and legal measures chosen by different actors and EU institutions to exert it.
Gwen Burnyeat discusses her book: 'Chocolate, Politics and Peace-Building: An Ethnography of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia' with Laura Rival. This study, centered on the Peace Community’s socio-economic cacao-farming project, offers an innovative way of approaching victims’ organizations and social movements through critical, post-modern politics and anthropology.
Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat and Brown Moses Blog, speaks on the use of open-source information.
Jonas Nillson speaks on his time working in the ICTY chambers.
Professor Siobhan Wills discusses the UN Peacekeeping mission in Haiti and her documentary.
William O'Neill gives an insider perspective into the UN Peacekeeping Missoin in Kosovo.
David Copello, Raluca Grosescu, and Sophie Daviaud give a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series.
Laura S. Martin (University of Birmingham) gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/transitions-justice-and-normality-everyday-experiences-post-conflict-sierra-leone
Rebekka Friedman (King’s College London) gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/competing-memories-truth-and-reconciliation-sierra-leone-and-peru
Alex Wilks and Nisha Iswaran, Justice Advisors in the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit, give a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/transitional-justice-and-stabilisation-risks-or-opportunities
Ruvi Ziegler (Reading) discusses his new book with Kirsten McConnachie (Warwick), Matthew Gibney (Oxford), and Liora Lazarus (Oxford) at a joint OTJR/RMLDG event. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/book-colloquium-voting-rights-refugees
Briony Jones, Assistant Professor at the Politics and International Studies department of the University of Warwick, gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/seeking-just-justice-discursive-strategies-resistance-cote-divoire
Bruno Galindo, Associate Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) (Brazil), gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/transitional-justice-brazil-and-jurisprudence-inter-american-court-human-rights
Ziv Bohrer, Assistant Professor at Bar-Ilan University, gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series on the pre-WWII history of international criminal law. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence, gives a talk for the OTJR 10th Anniversary Event.
Deborah Posel, Professor of Sociology at UCT, gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series.
Antoine Buyse, Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series.
Judge Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 10th May 2017. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/