OTJR is based in the Centre for Criminology in the Faculty of Law.
The Centre is dedicated to pursuing an innovative programme of criminological research and to delivering high-quality graduate education in criminology at both masters and doctoral level. Its members are committed to connecting criminological work to the broader concerns of the social sciences; to thinking comparatively about crime and punishment; to bringing together sociological and normative approaches to the analysis of crime and justice; and to working at the intersections between criminology and public policy.
The Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression was established in 2010 as a project of The Planethood Foundation, a small private foundation founded in 1996 by Benjamin Ferencz, a former Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials and a lifelong advocate of the rule of law in international affairs, and his son, Donald Ferencz, an attorney and international justice educator and advocate. The Institute was convened by Don as a cooperative network of interested parties to help further dialogue and information-sharing specifically aimed at advancing the goal of criminalizing the illegal use of force.
swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It carries out research on violent conflicts and their peaceful transformation. The Foundation aims to build up Swiss and international organizations' civilian peacebuilding capacities by providing trainings, space for networking and exchange of experiences. It also shapes political and academic discourses on peace policy issues at the national and international level through publications, workshops and conferences. swisspeace therefore promotes knowledge transfer between researchers and practitioners. swisspeace was founded in 1988 as the Swiss Peace Foundation in order to promote independent peace research in Switzerland. Today the Foundation employs more than 40 staff members. Its most important donors are the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Swiss National Science Foundation and the United Nations.
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London is partnering in OTJR’s current project entitled ‘Ways of Knowing After Atrocity: A Knowledge Exchange on the Methods used to Formulate, Implement and Assess Transitional Justice Processes’ This partnership is lead by Dr. Nicola Palmer, Lecturer in Criminal Law, King’s College London.
The Leuven Institute of Criminology, KU Leuven is partnering in OTJR’s current project entitled ‘Ways of Knowing After Atrocity: A Knowledge Exchange on the Methods used to Formulate, Implement and Assess Transitional Justice Processes’. This partnership is lead by Professor Stephan Parmentier, Professor of Criminology, KU Leuven.
Oxford Transitional Justice Research is generously supported by the Planethood Foundation. This support has been provided since the research network started in 2007.
The current OTJR project entitled ‘Ways of Knowing After Atrocity: A Knowledge Exchange on the Methods used to Formulate, Implement and Assess Transitional Justice Processes’ is generously supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Other past projects conducted by OTJR, in collaboration with other parties, have been supported by, amongst others, the Oak Foundation, the John Fell Fund, the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford and the Law Faculty, University of Oxford.