Doris Buss, Carleton University

Associate Professor Law Ottawa, Ontario doris_buss@carleton.ca Office: (613) 520-2600 ext. 8011

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Bio/Research

I am completing a multi-year study of identity and international war crimes tribunals. My research examines how international war crimes prosecutions produce 'legal knowledge' about the origins and nature of large-scale violence, the meaning of racial and ethnic identity, and the impact of sexual...

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Bio/Research

I am completing a multi-year study of identity and international war crimes tribunals. My research examines how international war crimes prosecutions produce 'legal knowledge' about the origins and nature of large-scale violence, the meaning of racial and ethnic identity, and the impact of sexual violence crimes. I am interested in how international criminal law draws on various expert knowledges – from anthropology to sociology and history – to generate legal determinations about large scale violence. This part of my research focuses specifically on the Rwanda Tribunal and what I term 'the politics' of judging Rwandan history.

My research and teaching generally could be characterised as interested in identity and international law. My previous work considered how social movements coalesced around the promotion of, or opposition to, women's human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights.I am currently working (with Joanne Lebert, Blair Rutherford, Donna Sharkey, and Obi Aginam) on a project entitled Sexual Violence and Conflict in Africa. This international workshop was held at Carleton University in May 2010, the papers from which will be published in an edited volume by the United Nations University Press in 2012



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