Project Represented at American Society of Criminology, San Francisco

Kieran McEvoy, Louise Mallinder and Ron Dudai will participate in a roundtable on lawyers and transitional justice at the annual conference of the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco (19-22 November 2014).

Our project is particularly relevant to the theme is this year’s annual conference – Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression.

The roundtable put together by the Project Directors will examine the role played by lawyers as social, political and moral (as well as legal) actors in conflicted societies.It will drawn upon our field research in Israel, Palestine, South Africa, Chile, Cambodia, Tunisia and Northern Ireland.

Themes to be discussed include the role of lawyers in civil society movements; how they shaped local and international understandings of the ‘rule of law; and the extent to which the sociology of lawyering is different or ‘exceptional’ in conflicted or transitional contexts compared to settled democracies.