Post-Conflict Justice and 'Local Ownership'

The Grotius Centre received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to fund a four-year research project entitled Post-Conflict Justice and 'Local Ownership.'  Informed by developments in the fields of international law, socio-legal studies, anthropology, and political science, the project will investigate the social and legal impact of the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in ongoing conflict and post-conflict stituations.  In particular, the project will seek to develop a mixed method for assessing the impact of the first international examinations, investigations, and prosecutions undertaken by the ICC.

The research team draws upon multiple disciplinary perspectives.  The project directors, Professor Dr. Carsten Stahn and Dr. Larissa van den Herik, are joined by PhD researchers Christian De Vos and Sara Kendall: the former has a background in international law and the latter in the social sciences and the humanities, and both have field experience critically assessing the work of legal institutions.  The full research team assembled in The Hague in September 2010, with situation-country fieldwork beginning in 2011.    

To add your name to the project mailing list, please contact Christian De Vos () or Sara Kendall (


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