Chairs

Dr. Par Engstrom is Lecturer in Human Rights of the Americas at the UCL Institute of the Americas. His current research focuses on the Inter-American Human Rights System and processes of (post-)transitional justice in Latin America.

Dr Rachel Kerr is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at King’s College London. Her research interests are in the area of law and war, in particular war crimes and transitional/post-conflict justice, and she co-directs the War Crimes Research Group at King’s.  She is the author of The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Law, Diplomacy and Politics (OUP, 2004); Peace and Justice: Seeking Accountability after War (Polity, 2007), with Eirin Mobekk, The Military on Trial: The British Army in Iraq (Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2008), and Prosecuting War Crimes: Lessons and Legacies of 20 Years of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (London: Routledge, 2013), co-edited with James Gow and Zoran Pajic.  Her most recent projects have focused on the role of visual evidence in War Crimes Prosecutions (AHRC Beyond Text programme), and legal and ethical challenges of technological and scientific innovations and non-obvious warfare (RCUK Global Uncertainties Science and Security Programme). In 2009-10, Dr Kerr was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and in 2011-13, she was a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Iavor Rangelov is Global Security Research Fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics, currently working on justice and security in the ERC-funded research programme Security in Transition.  He is Fellow of the research and training programme on European Foreign and Security Policy Studies (EFSPS), which supported his post-doctoral research and visiting fellowships at the European Policy Centre (Brussels), EU Institute for Security Studies (Paris), Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (Barcelona), and T.M.C. Asser Instituut (The Hague).

Professor Chandra Lekha Sriram is Professor of International Law and International Relations and Director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London.  She is author of numerous articles and three monographs on peacemaking, accountability, and transitional justice, including: Peace as governance (Palgrave 2008); Globalizing justice for mass atrocities (Routledge 2005); and Confronting past human rights violations (Frank Cass 2004).

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri is Co-director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).  She is a member of the Council at Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs, and also an Associate Fellow on the US Programme.  Leslie is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Transitional Justice, and the Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Cambridge University Press).    ‚Äč