Dr Thomas Hansen Lecturer in Law
- School of Law
- Research Institute
- Transitional Justice Institute
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Thomas Obel Hansen is a Lecturer in the School of Law and Transitional Justice Institute (TJI). Thomas obtained his LLM (2007) and PhD in Law (2010) from Aarhus University Law School in Denmark. Prior to joining the TJI in 2016, he worked as an assistant professor with the International Relations Programme at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, where he taught Public International Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. During his time in Kenya, Thomas also worked as an advisor and consultant for local and international civil society organisations, in particular on assignments relating to transitional justice in the country and the region.
Thomas' research focuses on transitional and international justice, including doctrinal as well as socio-legal and international relations perspectives on such justice processes. Prior and ongoing research projects have examined issues relating to transitional justice theory, especially focusing on the implications of broadening the field; the politics and legitimacy of international justice; justifications for punishment of international crimes; the role of civil society in accountability processes; the ICC's complementarity regime; and various doctrinal studies of international criminal law. He is currently the principal investigator on a British Academy funded project which examines the accountability processes related to alleged British war crimes in Iraq.
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- The International Criminal Court and the Legitimacy of the ExerciseLaw and LegitimacyDate: (2015)Creators: Hansen, Thomas Obel
- Caressing the Big Fish? A Critique of ICC Trial Chamber V(A)’s Decision to Grant Ruto’s Request for Excusal From Continuous Presence at TrialCardozo Journal of International and Comparative LawDate: (2013)Creators: Hansen, Thomas Obel
- Kenya’s Power-Sharing Arrangement and Its Implications for Transitional JusticeInternational Journal of Human RightsDate: (2013)Creators: Hansen, Thomas Obel
- Reflections on the ICC Prosecutor’s Recent ‘Selection Decisions’Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law,Date: (2013)Creators: Hansen, Thomas Obel
- A critical review of the ICC's recent practice concerning admissibility challenges and complementarityMelbourne Journal of International LawDate: (2012)Creators: Hansen, Thomas Obel