The politics of international criminal justice after the Arab uprisings

Arab Spring protestor and police

Project leader(s)

This project interrogates how international criminal law can reshape state-society relations in periods of transition after conflict or repressive rule. Since late 2011, socio-political and legal change has swept across the Middle East and North Africa, requiring us to understand the role that various forms of national and international law can play in redressing past wrongs.

Through interviews with lawyers, judges and members of civil society in Libya, Palestine and Syria, this research will provide an account of the nature of the emerging Arab state and how it is shaped by international law and notions of individual criminal responsibility.

Dr Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

Dr. Michelle Burgis-Kasthala is a Research Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and member of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (...

Law, justice & human rights

RegNet is one of world’s leading centres for socio-legal research. This cluster aims to lead the development of transformative ideas in the fields of criminology and restorative justice; human rights and international law; legal pluralism; peacebuilding; the regulatory dimensions of international and domestic law; and rule of law.

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