Dr Nicola Palmer

Dr Nicola Palmer is a Senior Lecturer in criminal law at King’s College London and the author of Courts in Conflict: Interpreting the Layers of Justice in Post- Genocide Rwanda (OUP, 2015). She has written on questions of resistance to mass violence, methodological approaches to transitional justice and legal pluralism in Rwanda with support from the British Academy and the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Most recently, her work has been published in journals including The Leiden Journal of International Law, the International Journal of Transitional Justice and Journal of Eastern African Studies.

Dr Palmer was previously the Global Justice Research Fellow at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford and convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) network.

She received her DPhil in law from Oxford in 2011 w here she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to this, she worked at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN ICTR), following her undergraduate in law and economics at Rhodes University, South Africa.

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