Perpetrator Studies Network


The International Journal of Human Rights; special issue on perpetratorhood

The International Journal of Human Rights covers an exceptionally broad spectrum of human rights issues: human rights and the law, race, religion, gender, children, class, refugees and immigration. In addition to these general areas, the journal publishes articles and reports on the human rights aspects of: genocide, torture, capital punishment and the laws of war and war crimes. To encourage debate, the editors publish Forum pieces and discussion papers from authorative writers in the field. They also welcome comments, reflections, thematic essays and review articles and critical surveys of the literature.

The journal is essential reading for academics and students of political science and international law, officers in relevant NGOs, lawyers, politicians and civil servants, human rights activists, and the interested general public.

Volume 19, issue 5 (2015) is a special issue on Perpetratorhood including the following articles: 

Introduction by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials & Samuel Martínez: Interrogating the perpetrator: violation, culpability and human rights

Research article by Jean Scandlyn & Sarah Hautzinger: ‘Victim/volunteer’: heroes versus perpetrators and the weight of US service-members’ pasts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Research article by Jordan Kiper: War propaganda, war crimes, and post-conflict justice in Serbia: an ethnographic account

Research article by Kamari Maxine Clarke: Refiguring the perpetrator: culpability, history and international criminal law’s impunity gap

Research article by Michelle Caswell & Anne Gilliland: False promise and new hope: dead perpetrators, imagined documents and emergent archival evidence

Research article by Susan Needham, Karen Quintiliani & Robert Lemkin: The space of sorrow: a historic video dialogue between survivors and perpetrators of the Cambodian killing fields

Research article by Crystal Parikh: Perpetrating ourselves: reading human rights and responsiblity otherwise