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Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminars

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 100 Oxford staff and students working broadly on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, focusing on the following themes: Prosecutions, Truth Commissions, Local and traditional practices, Compensation and reparations, Theoretical and philosophical debates in transitional justice, Institutional reform and Archives of tribunal and other transitional justice materials. The OTJR seminar programme is held weekly and reflects these aims.

# Episode Title Description People Date
101 Creative Commons Challenges for Transitional Justice: The View from the Latin American Experience Marcie Mersky, Director of Program Office, International Center for Transitional Justice; Chair of Impunity Watch gives a talk as part of the OTJR seminar series and as part of the Oak Series on Amnesty. Marcie Mersky 02 Jul 2012
102 Creative Commons Apology, Utopia and Other Catch-22s: Why Criticism of the ICC is Fun, Popular...and Inevitable Prof. Darryl Robinson, Professor of Law, Queen's University, Canada, gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. Darryl Robinson 29 Jun 2012
103 Creative Commons The Price of Omission: Brazilian Government Reparations to Victims of the Military Regime: Oak Series on Amnesty Dr. Glenda Mezarobba, Research Fellow, Universidade de Campinas; Executive Director,. Glenda Mezarobba 29 Jun 2012
104 Creative Commons Who is the Terrorist? Memories, Victims and the Use of Legitimate Violence Dr Diego Muro, Santander Visiting Fellow, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. Diego Muro 29 Jun 2012
105 Creative Commons The Constitutional Accommodation of National Pluralism in Post War Sri Lanka: The Lessons for the Present from Sri Lanka's Pre-Colonial Past Asanga!Weikala, PhD Candidate, School of Law, University of Edinburgh gives a talk for the OTJR trinity term 2012 seminar series. Asanga Weikala 06 Jun 2012
106 Creative Commons Excesses of Responsibility and the Power of Political Approaches to Accountability Dr. Kirsten Ainley, Lecturer in International Relations, London School of Economics gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 1st May 2012. Kirsten Ainley 08 May 2012
107 Creative Commons 'Before, During and After:' Artistic Narrative Representations of Peru's Internal Conflict Prof. Cynthia E. Milton, Professor of Latin American History, Université de Montréal gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 28th February. Cynthia E Milton 06 Mar 2012
108 Creative Commons Transitional Justice as an Instrument for Political Struggles in Burundi Sandra Rubli, Research Analyst, Swisspeace, gives a talk for the OTJR hilary term 2012 seminar series. Sandra Rubli 28 Feb 2012
109 Creative Commons From Condor to MERCOSUR: The Struggle for Accountability for Past Human Rights Violations in Uruguay Felipe Michelini, Deputy, Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies; Co-founder, Public Policy Institute of Human Rights Mercosur (IPPDH). Felipe Michelini 28 Feb 2012
110 Creative Commons Challenges of peace talks and mediation - Does it address the question of justice?' Betty Bigombe, Ugandan MP, State Minister for Water Resources, and Ugandan Peace Negotiator gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 7th February. Part of the Oak series on Amnesty. Betty Bigombe 21 Feb 2012
111 Creative Commons Victim Participation in International Criminal Proceedings: Are Retributive and Restorative Principles Enhancing the Prospect for Justice? Rudina Jasini, DPhil Candidate in Law, University of Oxford; Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) gives a talk for the OTJR Hilary term seminar series on 31st January. Rudina Jasini 21 Feb 2012
112 Creative Commons Book Launch:From Peace to Shared Political Identities - Exploring pathways in contemporary Bosnia-Herzegovina Book launch of Francis Cheneval and Sylvie Ramel's book on Bosnia-Herzegovina with Prof. Richard Caplan, Dr. Alex Jeffrey, Cecile Jouhanneau, Eleanor Pritchard, Eldar Sarajlic, Dr. Nenad Stojanovic. Francis Cheneval, Sylvie Ramel, Richard Caplan, Alex Jeffrey 17 Jan 2012
113 Uruguay: Struggles against Impunity and Barriers to Justice for Crimes under International Law Co-Hosted with Amnesty International, Dr. Francesca Lessa, Research Assistant, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series. Francesca Lessa, Christopher Hall 02 Dec 2011
114 Creative Commons The Politics of International Criminal Law Courtenay Griffiths, Queen's Counsel (Joint-head of Garden Court Chambers), Defence Lawyer for Charles Taylor, gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series. Courtenay Griffiths 25 Oct 2011
115 Creative Commons Book Launch: State Control over Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict Hannah Tonkin, Lawyer at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, gives a talk to launch her new book on State control over private military companies in areas of armed conflict. Hannah Tonkin 25 Oct 2011
116 The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Book Launch Book launch event to promote the release of The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay by Francesca Lessa and Vincent Druliolle (editors). Chaired by Dr Diego Sanchez Ancochea. Diego Sanchez Ancochea, Leigh Payne, Alejandra Serpente, Francesca Lessa 05 Jul 2011
117 Creative Commons Between Collectivism and Individualism The Reflection of the Israeli-German Relationship in Israeli Dance from the 1970s till Nowadays. Dana Mills, DPhil candidate in Political Theory, University of Oxford gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series, introduced by Phil Clark. Dana Mills 29 Jun 2011
118 Nunca Más: The Politics of Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay, 1983-2010 Dr. Francesca Lessa, Research Assistant, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford gives a seminar for the OTJR seminar series on 17th May 2011. Francesca Lessa 29 Jun 2011
119 Creative Commons Aftermaths: South Africa after Transitional Justice Prof. Paul Gready, Director of the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, gives a talk for the OTJR seminar Series on South Africa and Transitional Justice. Introduced by Phil Clark. Paul Gready 28 Jun 2011
120 Creative Commons The Role of Physical Evidence from Cambodiaʹs Killing Fields in the Quest for Justice Dr. Melanie Klinkner, Lecturer in Law, Bournemouth University gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar series on 7th June 2011. Melanie Klinker 21 Jun 2011
121 Creative Commons Complementary Knowledges: the Therapeutic and Legal Governance of Memory at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Peter Manning, PhD candidate in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, gives a talk for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research seminar series. Peter Manning 21 Jun 2011
122 Creative Commons Legacies of Conflict: Healing Complexes and Moving Forwards in Afghanistan Emily Winterbotham, Researcher in Transitional Justice, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul, gives a talk for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar series on 31st May 2011. Emily Winterbotham 06 Jun 2011
123 Creative Commons Reparation and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Bosnia and Serbia: What Role for Socio-Legal Studies? Stephen Parmentier, Professor of Criminology Leuven Institute of Criminology, K.U.Leuven, gives a talk for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar series on 26th May 2011. Stephen Parmentier 31 May 2011
124 Creative Commons International Criminal Courts: The Advocate's Perspective Special lecture by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC. Deputy prosecutor in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic in The Hague. He has led several cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia since 1998. Sir Geoffrey Nice 31 May 2011
125 Memory in the Aftermath of War: Australian Responses to the Vietnamese Refugee Crisis of 1975-76 Dr. Nathalie Nguyen, Associate Professor of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, gives the first Oxford Transisiional Justice Research Seminar 2011 Trinity term on 3rd May 2011. Nathalie Nguyen 18 May 2011
126 Four Dead in Ohio: The Politics of Public Memory at Kent State Dr. Mark Laffey, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, SOAS, University of London, gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 8th March 2011. Mark Laffey 31 Mar 2011
127 Local Justice for genocide? Debating Accountability, Power and Reconciliation in Rwanda Panel Discussion Dr. Phil Clark recently published 'The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Justice without Lawyers'. Phil Clark, Nicola Palmer, Harry Verhoeven, Astrid Jamar 10 Mar 2011
128 The Consequences of Violent Politics in Zimbabwe: Norton in 2009 Jocelyn alexander gives a talk for the Hilary Term 2011 Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series on the 16th February 2011. Jocelyn Alexander 21 Feb 2011
129 Immunities of State Officials, International Crimes and Foreign Domestic Courts Dapo Akande, Lecturer in Public International Law; Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), University of Oxford gives a talk for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series. Dapo Akande 11 Feb 2011
130 Australia: A Continuing Genocide? Director for the Centre for International Human Rights Dr Damien Short gives a talk for the 2011 Hilary term Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series. Damien Short 08 Feb 2011
131 Norms and Peace-Building in Georgia: Territorial Integrity, Sovereignty, Non-Intervention and National Self-Determination Neil MacFarlane, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford gives the first in the 2011 Hilary Term seminars for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research seminar series. Neil MacFarlane 08 Feb 2011
132 Human Rights Trials in Chile and El Salvador: Post-Transistional Justice Part of the Oxford Transistional Justice Seminar Series. Recorded 30th November 2010. Cath Collins, Alan Angell 24 Jan 2011
133 The Special Court for Sierra Leone: An Instrument of External Hegemony? Chris Mahony, DPhil Candidate in Politics, Oxford University gives a talk for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series. Chris Mahony 13 Dec 2010
134 Crimes Against Humanity: Human rights and Justice in Argentina Judge Sergio Gabriel Torres, Federal Judge in Criminal and Correctional Matters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Academic Vice President for Argentina at the Ibero-American Criminal Law Institute gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series. Sergio Torres 16 Nov 2010
135 A People That Perseveres Psychological Analysis of Collective Amnesia in Lebanon and its Implications for Transistional Justice. Diane Batchelor 02 Nov 2010
136 Managing Transition: the National Peace Accord, South Africa, 1991-94 Delivered by Rev. Dr. Liz Carmichael MBE, Chaplain and Tutor in Theology, St John's College, University of Oxford; and Facilitator and Trainer under the National Peace Accord. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Liz Carmichael 21 Jun 2010
137 The Legacy of Nuremberg Delivered by Benjamin Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor of the Einsatzgruppen Case at the Nuremberg Trials, 1947-8. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Benjamin Ferencz 21 Jun 2010
138 A Truth Commission Goes Abroad: Liberian Transitional Justice in New York Delivered by Dr. Jonny Steinberg, Author and Journalist; Visiting Fellow, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Jonny Steinberg 21 Jun 2010
139 Uganda Roundtable: Researching the movements of and Ugandan military campaign against the Lord's Resistance Army in eastern Congo, southern Sudan and Central African Republic. A round table discussion led by Professor Ron Atkinson, Director of African Studies, University of South Carolina. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Ron Atkinson 21 Jun 2010
140 Rwanda: "Justice for Whom?" and "Peddling Justice" 2 lectures. Justice for Whom? Assessing Local Responses to Transitional Justice in Rwanda, Cambodia and Sierra Leone and Peddling Influence: A Rwandan Response to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Wendy Lambourne, Allison Turner 18 Jun 2010
141 Transitional Justice and Development Delivered by Juan Mendez, President Emeritus, International Center for Transitional Justice, and former UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Juan Mendez 18 Jun 2010
142 Socio-Economic Rights in the South African Constitutional Court: Is the Honeymoon Over? Sandra Fredman gives a talk for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research 2010 seminar series followed by Sabine Michalowski giving her talk entitled 'Bringing Socio-Economic Factors into the Transitional Justice Debate'. Sandra Fredman, Sabine Michalowski 11 Mar 2010
143 Defending the Damned: The Role of Defence Counsel in International Criminal Cases Seminar given on 22nd February 2010 by Peter Robinson, Legal Advisor for former Bosnian Serb President, Radovan Karadzic, ICTY and Lead Counsel for former President of the Rwandan National Assembly, Joseph Nzirorera, ICTR. Peter Robinson 24 Feb 2010
144 Negotiating the Post-conflict State: Land Disputes in Juba, Southern Sudan Seminar given by Naseem Badiey, DPhil candidate in Politics, University of Oxford, and Visiting Scholar in the Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley on the 15th of february 2010. Naseem Badiey 24 Feb 2010
145 Between armageddon and utpoia; conflict prevention, justice and reconciliation after mass atrocity. Seminar delivered on Monday 8 February 2010 by Dr. Rama Mani, Senior Research Associate, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, and Project Director, Ending Mass Atrocities - Echoes in the South. Rama Mani 16 Feb 2010
146 Punishment in Transition: Re-thinking the Role of Punishment and Sentencing for Transitional Justice Seminar delivered on Monday 1st February 2010 by Ralph Henham, Professor of Criminal Justice, Nottingham Trent University. Ralph Henham 16 Feb 2010
147 International Justice: Transitional, Distributive, and Rectificatory Seminar delivered on Monday 18 January 2010 by Dr. Daniel Butt, Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Bristol. Daniel Butt 26 Jan 2010
148 Transitional Justice and the Inter-American Human Rights System Seminar delivered on Tuesday 1 December 2009 by Par Engstrom, Lecturer in Human Rights, Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Par Engstrom 21 Dec 2009
149 Localising Transitional Justice: Establishing the War Crimes Chamber of the Bosnia Court Seminar delivered on Tuesday 17 November 2009 by Dr. Alex Jeffrey, Lecturer in Human Geography, Newcastle University. Alex Jeffrey 21 Dec 2009
150 Debating Transitional Justice in Zimbabwe: Victim-Centred Rhetoric or Reality? Seminar delivered on Tuesday 10 November 2009 by Janice Winter, Programme Manager, Axess Programme on Journalism and Democracy. Janice Winter 21 Dec 2009
151 Papering Over the Cracks: Reconciliation in Zimbabwe's Unity Government Era Seminar delivered on Tuesday 10 November 2009 by Dr. Blessing Miles Tendi, Researcher, University of Oxford. Blessing-Miles Tendi 21 Dec 2009
152 Repairing Libya's Past: Where Does the Quest for Compensation End? Seminar delivered on Tuesday 4 November 2009 by Dr. Claudia Gazzini, Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, Florence. Claudia Gazzini 21 Dec 2009