Sévane Garibian

Sévane Garibian

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel

Areas of expertise

International Human Rights Law  /  Transitional Justice  /  International Criminal Justice  /  Philosophy of Law  /  History of International Criminal Law  /  Genocide Denial  /  Mass Crimes Impunity  /  Right to Truth

Sévane Garibian is a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel.

She is also an Associate Researcher at the Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux (EHESS/CNRS, Paris) and a member of the scientific council of the Association Francophone de Justice Transitionnelle (AFJT).

Her work focuses on issues related to the role of law in addressing state-sponsored crimes, impunity for mass crimes, international criminal law, transitional justice, human rights, the history of international criminal law and philosophy of law. She currently leads the SNSF-funded research project Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice at the University of Geneva. She has also published numerous papers and contributions to anthologies, as well as books and co-edited volumes.

Prior to joining the University of Geneva, Professor Garibian was an SNSF post-doctoral research fellow and a visiting fellow at the University of Buenos Aires and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.

She was a member of the European Research Council research programme ‘Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide’ (2012-2016).

She holds a PhD from the Universities of Paris X and Geneva.

Taught Courses

ICC Trial Chamber III sentences Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 years’ imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Central African Republic in 2002-2003 Master in transitional justice - Course

Criminal Justice in Theory and Practice

This course addresses the aims and functioning of criminal justice, with a special focus on actors and institutions at the international level.

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Publications

Laying the Foundations for a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity

September 2018

Sévane Garibian, Claus Kress

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Volume 16, Issue 4

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The Death of the Perpetrator, or the Uncountable Time of his Eternity

May 2018

Sévane Garibian

Journal of Genocide Research, Volume 20, Issue 2

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Cover of On the Breaking of Consensus : the Perinçek Case, the Armenian Genocide and International Criminal Law

On the Breaking of Consensus : the Perinçek Case, the Armenian Genocide and International Criminal Law

February 2016

Sévane Garibian

Denialism and Human Rights, Intersentia

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Cover of Truth versus impunity: Post-transitional justice in Argentina and the ‘human rights turn’

Truth Versus Impunity : Post-transitional justice in Argentina and the ‘human rights turn’

June 2015

Sévane Garibian

African Yearbook of Rhetoric, vol. 6, n°1, 2015

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