Sévane Garibian

Sévane Garibian

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel

Areas of expertise

International Human Rights Law  /  Transitional Justice  /  International Criminal Justice  /  Philosophy of Law  /  History of International Criminal Law  /  Genocide Denial  /  Mass Crimes Impunity  /  Right to Truth

Sévane Garibian is a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel.

Her work focuses on issues related to the role of law in addressing state-sponsored crimes, impunity for mass crimes, international criminal law, transitional justice, human rights, the history of international criminal law and philosophy of law. She currently leads the SNSF-funded research project Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice at the University of Geneva. She has also published numerous papers and contributions to anthologies, as well as books and co-edited volumes.

Prior to joining the University of Geneva, Professor Garibian was an SNSF post-doctoral research fellow and a visiting fellow at the University of Buenos Aires and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.

She is a member of the European Research Council research programme ‘Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide’ and of the scientific council of the Association Francophone de Justice Transitionnelle (AFJT).

She holds a PhD from the Universities of Paris X and Geneva.

Taught Courses

Images of disappeared Master in transitional justice - Course

The Theory and Functions of Criminal Justice in Transitional Contexts

This course introduces the issue of criminal justice, its theory and its function in transitional contexts. It addresses the functioning of such a mechanism of justice in the aftermath of situations of extreme violence, as well as its usefulness and necessity when it comes to achieving democracy and peace.

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Publications

Cover of La mort du bourreau. Réflexions interdisciplinaires sur le cadavre des criminels de masse

La mort du bourreau. Réflexions interdisciplinaires sur le cadavre des criminels de masse

November 2016

Sévane Garibian

Petra - Also published in Spanish (Mino y Davila, Buenos Aires)

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Cover of On the Breaking of Consensus : the Perinçek Case, the Armenian Genocide and International Criminal Law

On the Breaking of Consensus : the Perinçek Case, the Armenian Genocide and International Criminal Law

February 2016

Sévane Garibian

Denialism and Human Rights, Intersentia

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Cover of Truth versus impunity: Post-transitional justice in Argentina and the ‘human rights turn’

Truth Versus Impunity : Post-transitional justice in Argentina and the ‘human rights turn’

June 2015

Sévane Garibian

African Yearbook of Rhetoric, vol. 6, n°1, 2015

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Cover of Ghosts Also Die. Resisting Disappearance Through the 'Right to the Truth' and the Juicios por la verdad in Argentina

Ghosts Also Die. Resisting Disappearance Through the 'Right to the Truth' and the Juicios por la verdad in Argentina

October 2014

Sévane Garibian

Journal of International Criminal Justice, vol. 12, n° 3, 2014

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