As the Michaelmas term draws to a close the Centre for Criminology is delighted to announce a hat trick of grant successes in the recent ESRC-IAA scheme run by the University.

Professor Carolyn Hoyle and, current Economic and Social Research Council GCRF Postdoctoral Fellow, Rudina Jasini, have received funding for their project, Advancing the Impact of Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Developing Avenues for Collaboration. They will be working with the International Criminal Court’s Office of Public Counsel for Victims (OPCV) and the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) designing resources for the education and training of criminal justice practitioners, including legal representatives for victims.

Meanwhile, Julia Viebach, currently Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, will be extending on her work from her project on Atrocity's Archives: The Remnants of Transitional Justice in Rwanda to a project on Atrocity’s Archives and their Role in Transitional Justice. This will see her working with Swisspeace in Bern and the Stasi Records Archive (BSTu) in Berlin to encourage exchange between Rwandan archivists and archives in other countries, through a series of workshops.

Finally Professor Mary Bosworth, the Centre for Criminology Director, will be working with long-term research partners, Andriani Fili from Border Criminologies and Dr Hindpal Bhui from HM Inspectorate of Prisons, on Human Rights monitoring in detention centres in Greece and Turkey.

The breadth and scope of international influence these projects have are a testament to the dedication to pursuing an innovative programme of criminological and criminal justice research that the Centre prides itself on.