Acceptance of International Criminal Justice

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Acceptance team


Susanne Buckley-Zistel is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg in Germany. Her research focuses on issues pertaining to peace and conflict, violence, gender and transitional justice. Amongst other publications she has co-edited the volumes 'Gender in Transitional Justice' (Palgrave), 'Transitional Justice Theories' (Routledge) and Memorials in Times of Transition' (Intersentia). At present, she is a senior research fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kollege Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Friederike Mieth held a PhD in social and cultural anthropology. She formed part of the acceptance study research team at the Nuremberg Academy. Her research focused on resilience and everyday strategies and practices of dealing with the past. She worked as a coordinator and consultant at the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” editing a best practices publication on a reparations program for transitional justice practitioners. She also worked as a research fellow at the Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg, and for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. She had publications in the fields of conflict transformation and transitional justice.

Marjana Papa holds an advanced degree in social sciences and law. She has been working in the past 15 years as a lecturer of sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tirana University, Albania. She has been mostly teaching cross-disciplinary courses within law and social sciences. Her research interests are related to the concept of legitimacy of institutions in the context of transition and democracy. She is an expert on rule of law issues in South-East Europe, especially in the field of judiciary and anti-corruption. She has worked as a senior anti-corruption adviser at the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo and as Head of Interdisciplinary Research at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy.


Jan Koehler is a research fellow and research supervisor at the Freie Universität Berlin’s Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 “Governance in areas of limited statehood”, responsible for the fieldwork as well as for the development of qualitative research methods. Over the past years he has supervised a number of impact assessments and conflict analyses for international, governmental, and non-governmental development agencies in conflict zones and fragile states. His experience includes extensive fieldwork in Afghanistan and the successor states of the Soviet Union. He has focused primarily on conflict and peace processes in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan. The results of his work are available in various publications.

Kerry-Luise Prior holds a MA degree in International Peace and Security from King's College London (distinction). In addition she holds a LL.M. in Globalization and Law with specialization in Human Rights (cum laude) and a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She has experience in different international organizations such as the GIZ, the EU Delegation, Peace Brigades International etc. She is interested in human rights issues within South-America with a particular focus on Colombia and Venezuela. Her research is focused on peace and accountability mechanisms in the overall transitional justice framework.

Timothy Williams is a research fellow at the Centre for Conflict Studies at Marburg University, Germany. His research contributes to developing a sociology of violence and deals with genocide and mass violence, its origins and effects and motivations for individuals to participate in it. His research interest in perpetrators also includes a typology of action in genocide and understanding how perpetrators view their own participation. He has conducted extensive field research in Cambodia with dozens of former members of the Khmer Rouge and was awarded the Raphael Lemkin Fellow of the Armenian Genocide Memorial and Institute in 2015. He studied at Mannheim University (BA Political Science), the London School of Economics (MSc Comparative Politics) and is concluding his PhD at Marburg University (PhD Political Science, focussing on Peace and Conflict Studies). Timothy has published in Terrorism and Political Violence, Genocide Studies and Prevention, Transitional Justice Review, the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, among others.