Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of academics and students working on issues of transition in societies recovering from conflict and/or repressive rule. Founded in 2007, it is now a large and diverse academic community conducting research in this field. OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, including research within the following themes: domestic and international prosecutions, institutional reform and the rule of law, truth commissions, reparations, amnesty processes, and other emerging topics.
Although we focus on transitional justice, broadly defined, we do so from a variety of perspectives. Our members, students, academics and practitioners alike, have a great variety of expertise including from the disciplines of law, criminology, development, political theory, socio-legal studies, history, anthropology, and area studies, amongst others.
Since 2007, we have hosted a weekly seminar series, which brings leading practitioners and academics to Oxford. In recent years, we’ve hosted the Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court and Special Court for Sierra Leone, the UN Special Rapporteur on Enforced Disappearances, and numerous activists and scholars. All past term cards, podcasts and papers are available on our website: www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/oxford-transitional-justice-research
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