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Dr Lars Waldorf
BA (Harvard), JD (Harvard), PhD (Galway)
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Applied Human Rights
I joined York Law School in 2009 having taught previously at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London), the New School and Harvard College. I was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program in 2004. Before that, I ran Human Rights Watch’s field office in Rwanda (2002-04) and worked as a journalist reporting on genocide trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2001). In my first career, I practiced as a civil rights and poverty lawyer in the US (1990-2000), including five years as a senior trial attorney with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Applications from prospective research students in these areas are invited.
Mass Justice for Mass Atrocity
This book manuscript examines Rwanda’s community genocide trials (gacaca) within the larger debates over transitional justice and international criminal justice. My fieldwork in Rwanda was supported by the United States Institute of Peace.
Legal Empowerment and Transitional Justice
This research explores how transitional justice mechanisms can promote legal empowerment and how legal empowerment, in turn, can provide more transformative transitions. This new project grows out of a conference that I partly organized for the WUN Transformative Justice Network in 2012.
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