Oxford Transitional Justice Research

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 200 academics and students in Oxford working on processes of transition in societies recovering from conflict and/or repressive rule based at the Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law. Founded in 2007, it is now one of the largest and most diverse academic communities dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship on topics such as the role of international trials, truth commissions, local justice mechanisms and memorialization.

At the heart of OTJR’s activities is our weekly seminar series, which brings leading scholars and practitioners including judges, artists and activists to Oxford. In 2015, OTJR hosted ICTY Judge Theodor Meron, ICC Judge Cuno Tarfusser and Professor Ruti Teitel amongst others. The seminars foster critical discussion on cutting-edge scholarship and contribute to the creation of an international Transitional Justice (TJ) research community.

OTJR is also always at the forefront of new and bold research in TJ. In 2015, together with our partner, the media NGO, Fondation Hirondelle, OTJR launched the ‘Innovative Media for Change’ project to explore the role of new and traditional media in conflict and post-conflict contexts. We organized a workshop in Oxford to bring academics, practitioners and journalists together to discuss the challenges of media cooperation in TJ. In collaboration with Fondation Hirondelle, we also launched the website Justiceinfo.net to better engage affected communities and the public at large in TJ processes.


If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list, please contact OTJR’s Convenor, Leila Ullrich (leila.ullrich@crim.ox.ac.uk).

You can also follow on twitter @OTJR_OTJR and join our Facebook group.


OTJR is grateful for the generous support of the Planethood Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Centre for Criminology.

OTJR Affiliated Researchers

Leila Ullrich

Elena Butti

Matilde Gawronski

Julia Viebach

Oscar Parra-Vera

Jessie Hronesova

Diana Dajer

Nicole De Silva

Katarina Sipulova

Ivo Gruev

Leigh Payne

Mary Bosworth

Liora Lazarus

Miles Jackson

Nicola Palmer

Phil Clark