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.
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 is a member of the European Research Council research programme ‘Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide’ and of the scientific council of the Association Francophone de Justice Transitionnelle (AFJT).
She holds a PhD from the Universities of Paris X and Geneva.
This course introduces the issue of criminal justice, its theory and its function in transitional contexts. It addresses the functioning of such a mechanism of justice in the aftermath of situations of extreme violence, as well as its usefulness and necessity when it comes to achieving democracy and peace.
Denialism and Human Rights, Intersentia
African Yearbook of Rhetoric, vol. 6, n°1, 2015
Journal of International Criminal Justice, vol. 12, n° 3, 2014