Procedural aspects of judicial and extrajudicial mechanisms put in place in the aftermath of mass atrocities.

Activity: PhD supervision and PhD examination typesPhD supervision at external institutionAcademic


When a community is facing mass atrocities, legal methods can be useful tools for alleviating some of the adverse impacts of past suffering, offering some form of justice in the present, or preventing future crimes. To achieve positive, appropriate, and tangible results, I am convinced we need to understand the needs of those who are primarily affected by the atrocities. Therefore, I wish to complement my legal background with an anthropological approach. In more concrete terms, I aspire to gain a methodological toolkit that will help me analyse every conflict within its specific context and every judicial or extrajudicial mechanism on a case-by-case basis. Ultimately, doing so should allow me to further draw links between these findings, touching upon common pitfalls and identifying possible solutions to remedy them. I am convinced this is only possible through a bottom-up approach, which anthropology, with its theoretical and conceptual tools as well as its methodology focusing on immersive fieldwork, offers.
Period1 Jan 20221 Jan 2026
ExamineePierre Druart & Pierre Druart
Examination held at
  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology