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IJTJ Table of Contents for July 2014; Vol. 8, No. 2

Oxford Journals have released their latest Table of Contents Alert for the The International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 8, No. 2  (July 2014).  Full details of the articles included in this volume are as follows:


Editorial: Institutional Reforms as an Integral Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Transitional Justice
Basil Fernando
IJTJ 2014 8: 187-193
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Rethinking Transitional Justice, Redressing Indigenous Harm: A New Conceptual Approach
Jennifer Balint, Julie Evans, and Nesam McMillan
IJTJ 2014 8: 194-216
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Every Day the War Continues in My Body: Examining the Marked Body in Postconflict Northern Uganda
Theo Hollander and Bani Gill
IJTJ 2014 8: 217-234
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‘Never Again’: Transitional Justice and Persistent Police Violence in Argentina
Michelle D. Bonner
IJTJ 2014 8: 235-255
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Kenya’s Search for Truth and Justice: The Role of Civil Society
Lydiah Kemunto Bosire and Gabrielle Lynch
IJTJ 2014 8: 256-276
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Notes from the Field: Exhuming the Past After the Peruvian Internal Conflict
Nathalie Koc-Menard
IJTJ 2014 8: 277-288
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Narratives of Suffering and Endurance: Coercive Sexual Relationships, Truth Commissions and Possibilities for Gender Justice in Timor-Leste
Lia Kent
IJTJ 2014 8: 289-313
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Review Essay

At the Convergence of Transitional Justice and Art
Catherine M. Cole
IJTJ 2014 8: 314-322
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Books Received

Books Received
IJTJ 2014 8: 323
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Aderonke Apata deportation case: ‘If the Home Office doesn’t believe I’m gay, I’ll send them a video that proves it’

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Aderonke Apata felt she had tried everything to persuade the Home Office she was gay. She’d sent letters from former girlfriends – both in Britain and Nigeria – and supporting statements from friends.

See on www.independent.co.uk

Battle to establish Islamic state across Iraq and Syria

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Islamic fundamentalists have opened new fronts in their battle to establish an Islamic state across Iraq and Syria as they launch attacks in cities which were previously under the control of the Baghdad government.

See on www.independent.co.uk

Events: RSC Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture, 11 June, Oxford – CANCELLED

Events: RSC Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture, 11 June, Oxford – CANCELLED

Impossible situations: affective impasses and their afterlives in humanitarian and ethnographic fieldwork
Professor Liisa Malkki (Stanford University)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 5 pm @ Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2014 has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Events: RSC Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture, 11 June, Oxford – CHANGE OF VENUE

PLEASE NOTE, there has been a change of venue for this lecture and it will now take place at the Oxford Museum of Natural History

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Impossible situations: affective impasses and their afterlives in humanitarian and ethnographic fieldwork
Professor Liisa Malkki (Stanford University)

Time and date: 5pm, 11 June 2014
Location: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW
Registration: The lecture is free to attend and open to all but registration is required. To register via the online form, please visit: www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/colson2014

A nurse who worked for the Red Cross in the 1994 Rwanda genocide said, ‘It’s shocking. You know what’s happening there, but you can’t do anything. In other words, you hear the sounds of killing from behind the hill. And in the morning you go and see if anyone’s alive. […] You end up in these situations.’

The Red Cross medical and other aid workers Malkki interviewed in Finland often faced what one person called ‘impossible situations’ in their international humanitarian work. Such situations – affectively and ethically impossible, impasses from which there is no obviously good way forward – can also arise in anthropological research and cast long shadows.

Like anthropologists, aid workers are sometimes left feeling ambivalent, inadequate and even impure about the work that they have done, despite their best efforts to fulfil the standards of their profession and personal ethical commitments. These situations are a reminder that the conventional, widely popularised humanitarian position of moral high ground and mastery can actually be a fiction on many levels.


Liisa H. Malkki is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. Her research interests include: the politics of nationalism, internationalism, cosmopolitanism and human rights discourses as transnational cultural forms; the social production of historical memory and the uses of history; political violence, exile and displacement; the ethics and politics of humanitarian aid; child research; and visual culture.

Her field research in Tanzania explored the ways in which political violence and exile may produce transformations of historical consciousness and national identity among displaced people. This project resulted in Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology Among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania (University of Chicago Press, 1995). In another project, Malkki explored how Hutu exiles from Burundi and Rwanda, who found asylum in Montreal, Canada, imagined scenarios of the future for themselves and their countries in the aftermath of genocide in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Malkki’s most recent book, Improvising Theory: Process and Temporality in Ethnographic Fieldwork (with Allaine Cerwonka) was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2007. Her forthcoming book, The Need to Help: The Domestic Arts of International Humanitarianism (Duke University Press), examines the changing interrelationships among humanitarian interventions, internationalism, professionalism, affect and neutrality in the work of the Finnish Red Cross in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross.


Courses: New LLM in immigration law – Queen Mary, University of London – Extended deadline for scholarship applications





Dear all,

This is a reminder that Queen Mary, University of London, is launching an ambitious LLM Programme in Immigration Law, starting September 2014, with full time and part time opt

The Programme will provide students with the opportunity to study legal responses to the global phenomenon of migratory movements at international, supranational and domestic levels and to understand the rationale and operation of the law in context.

The curriculum offers a comprehensive overview of the major legal and theoretical issues concerning immigration law and policy from a domestic, comparative, European and international perspective. Modules include international migration and refugee law, European migration and asylum law, comparative immigration and nationality law, cultural diversity and the law, and migration, rights and security.

This LLM is unique globally as it is taught by leading scholars in the field and will expose students to insights not only from academics, but also from legal practitioners, international organisations and NGOs.

To support the launch of the programme, the School is offering two partial scholarships worth 50 percent of the tuition fee to full time applicants.

The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended until 15 June 2014.

For further details on the programme, please, consult our website:

For requirements and conditions regarding funding opportunities, see:

Thank you for disseminating this information among interested parties.