Benjamin Thorne is a ESRC funded Doctoral Candidate in Law Studies at the University of Sussex where he researches memory and transitional justice, particularly drawing upon insights from continental philosophy, Giorgio Agamben, Paul Ricoeur, and Michel Foucault, as a lens through which to explore empirical issues during periods post-conflict transition. His doctoral thesis focuses on the manner in which processes of witness testimony at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda set up conditions for the way in which individual memories of Human Rights violations are collective understood. More generally Benjamin’s research interests include: Discourse theory and analysis,  Trauma narratives, The coexistence of spaces of law and faith within justice and reconciliation, Human Rights and subjectivity.


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