JusticeInfo.net 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.

General Call

We are looking for analytical pieces addressing a particular question of transitional justice or examining a significant ‘event’, ‘process’ or ‘case’. The submissions must satisfy three criteria: 1) they must address a question pertaining to the field of transitional justice; 2) they must evidence a clear link to the realities on the ground (purely theoretical pieces will not be considered); 3) they must, even if strictly academic in character, avoid high levels of abstraction. The contributions will be between 1000 and 1500 words in length and can be drafted as academic op-eds. The pieces should 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 transitional justice, at this stage we particularly encourage contributions on


-      the following countries:

Central African Republic; Colombia; Gambia (especially on the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission); Indonesia (especially the Aceh Truth and Reconciliation Commission); Nepal.


-      the following topics:


Universal jurisdiction trials in the United Kingdom and other countries; corporate crimes in relation to mass violence; gangs in Mexico and El Salvador in a transitional justice context; environment and international criminal law; reparations; restitution of cultural heritage.

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 Tsvetelina van Benthem at tsvetelina.vanbenthem@law.ox.ac.uk before Friday 19 April 2019.