About Rachel Kerr

Research Associate, 2011-2013, Centre for International Policy Studies.  Rachel Kerr is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at King’s College London, UK. She has also served as a Commissioning Editor for Polity Press and a Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, University of Cambridge. She holds a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds and an MA and PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. Dr Kerr leads the War Crimes Research Group at King’s College London and her research interests are broadly concerned with aspects of law and war, in particular transitional/post-conflict justice. She is currently working on a book about perceptions of the ICT in the former Yugoslavia and a research project exploring the role of visual evidence in war crimes prosecutions. Immediately prior to coming to Ottawa, she was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

Rachel Kerr

The ICTY at 20: Mission Accomplished?

On May 25, 2013, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia celebrated its twentieth anniversary. After 20 years and $2.2 billion, what has this extraordinary experiment in international criminal justice achieved? In The Hague, an exhibition commemorating the Tribunal’s 20 years of existence highlighted its ‘significant mo… Read More

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A Good Day for International Criminal Justice?

May 16, 2012 was an auspicious day for international criminal justice for two reasons. First, the Special Court for Sierra Leone heard statements from the Prosecutor and from former Liberian President Charles Taylor at his sentencing hearing. (Taylor had been convicted at the Special Court for Sierra Leone on charges of war crimes and crimes against huma… Read More

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