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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Adam Branch and Sarah Nouwen (Law) receive School support for 'Rethinking Transitional Justice from African Perspectives'

The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences has awarded Dr Adam Branch and Dr Sarah Nouwen (Law) funding for Rethinking Transitional Justice from African Perspectives, a multidisciplinary, international, collaborative research and advocacy programme that seeks to establish a new foundation for transitional justice in Africa.

The programme seeks to develop new ways for collaboration among scholars and activists in universities in the Global North and South and aims to make the practice of transitional justice more relevant to the needs of (post-)conflict societies by scrutinising its very foundations.

Drawing on law, politics, development studies, anthropology, history, gender studies, international relations and ecological studies, the investigators hope to examine what goals transitional justice seeks to achieve and propose new tools to meet those objectives. 

The programme's experiences could make the University of Cambridge a leader in a new way of engaging in collaborative transnational research, in transitional justice and beyond.