CFP: Call for Papers Spring 2016 (Deadline: May 29, 2016) Call for Papers Spring 2016
Deadline: May 29, 2016 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, Oxford Transitional Justice Research (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 1000 and 1500 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, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

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. The abstract shall ideally include an outline indicating possible headings and sketching how the key argument(s) will be developed. Please submit your abstracts and copy of your CV to OTJR’s Chief Editor Daniel Franchini at before Sunday 29 May 2016.

The contributions selected for publication will be paid.