53.2 / LAW, HISTORY, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE CONTEXT OF MASS ATROCITIES

30 June – 12 July 2014        Send to printer


Course directors

Sonja Biserko, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Serbia, Serbia
Geoffrey Nice, Inner Temple Society, London, United Kingdom
Nena Tromp, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Course description:

International and national criminal tribunals dealing with mass atrocities have highlighted the need to research the impact of legal procedures on historical interpretations of armed conflicts, war violence, its causes, and consequences. In the unfolding scholarly debate about the impact of international criminal courts, there is growing understanding that criminal proceedings dealing with mass atrocities and political violence always have a number of ‘extra-legal’ impacts, which yet have to be articulated fully. The objective of the course is to advance a multidisciplinary approach to International Criminal Justice through exploration of legal, historical, political and sociological methodologies by a balanced mixture of students of different disciplines. The faculty of lecturers includes academics with backgrounds in law, history, political science and sociology, together with politicians, practising international lawyers and human rights activists. Students from outside the region will enrich their academic curricula by the interdisciplinary approach and by interaction with colleagues from the region where the mass atrocities had occurred.


Course lecturers

Gjylieta Mushkolaj, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Rodney Thomas Dixon, International Criminal Barrister, United Kingdom
Joanna Korner, United Kingdom
Iain Bonomy, ICTY, United Kingdom
Sonja Biserko, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Serbia, Serbia
William Schabas, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Robert Donia, University of Michigan, United States
Geoffrey Nice, Inner Temple Society, London, United Kingdom
Nena Tromp, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


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