- Rethinking Futures of Justice: Beyond the Limits of the Law
- Jul 18 - 23 2022
- All Day
- Apr 01 2022
- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Complexities of Victimhood
The category of the “victim” is as central to a notion of crime as that of the “perpetrator” of crime. Over the past two decades, the role of victims has grown in importance in the prosecution of international crimes. However, as part of contemporary theatres of justice, more attention has been paid to the category of “perpetrators” and their crimes rather than “victims” and how to understand, in some cases, the collective nature and complexities of those harms.
This panel will engage with the evolving and complex ways of understanding the category of victimhood while also reflecting on alternate modes for conceptualizing the nature of harm and forms of social restitution that are possible.
- Felix Ndahinda, Aegis Trust, Rwanda
- Muleefu Alphonse, The University of Rwanda, Rwanda
- Sarah-Jane Koulen, Haverford College, USA
- Thijs Bouwknegt, NIOD-University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Ayodele Akenroye, University of Toronto, Canada