CFP: Oxford Transitional Justice Research (Deadline: December 20, 2015)

CFP: Oxford Transitional Justice Research
Deadline: December 20, 2015

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is looking for short academic contributions for the innovative online media platform is an electronic platform offering real time journalistic coverage and academic analysis of Transitional Justice (TJ) processes all over the world. The platform was officially launched in June 2015 and is a collaborative project between Fondation Hirondelle, OTJR and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. OTJR’s role in the project is to produce concise, high-quality academic contributions that will complement the journalistic coverage provided by Hirondelle’s media network of over 220 journalists reporting from post-conflict and transitional countries worldwide. You can find our contributions here

General call

We are looking for analytical pieces addressing a particular question of TJ or examining a significant ‘event’, ‘process’ or ‘case’ and then reflecting on how such an analysis can shed light on broader dynamics, challenges and dilemmas in TJ. The contributions will be between 1500 and 2000 words in length and can be drafted as academic op-eds. The pieces shall be based on arguments and evidence, address potential counter-arguments, and be explicit about the assumptions they make.

Special call

While OTJR remains open to submissions on all topics relevant to the challenges of TJ, at this stage we particularly encourage contributions on justice processes in the Middle East, Asia (especially Myanmar), and Latin America.

Submission process

The pieces will be selected on the basis of an abstract of no more than 300 words illustrating the topic proposed and the way in which the issue will be tackled. Please submit your abstracts to OTJR’s Chief Editor Daniel Franchini at before Sunday 20 December 2015. The contributions selected for publication will be paid.