Prof. Sévane Garibian
- Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
- AcademiaNet member since 19.10.2018
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Further professional affiliations (employer name only)
- Business, administration and law
Area of specialisation
International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice, Human Rights Law, Legal Philosophy and Anthropology.
The forms, meanings and functions of law in relation to mass crimes and plural justice mechanisms (international / national, traditional / alternative, judicial / extrajudicial).
The relationship between law, history and science in the legal treatment of contemporary mass crimes and of their traces and legacies, their denial and their memorialization.
The right to truth, the State obligation to investigate associated with it and the obstacles to its implementation in situations of mass crimes impunity.
The legal status of human remains and the law of the dead.
Criminal law, forensic science, genetics and human rights investigations.
Distinctions and Awards
SNSF Professorship (2016-2020).
Co-beneficiary of an ERC Consolidator Grant (2012-2016).
Excellence Grant from the Rectorship of the University of Geneva (2012-2015).
SNSF Post-Doctoral Grant (2011-2013).
SNSF Post-Doctoral Grant (2008-2009).
Doctoral Grant from the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Toronto (2005-2007).
SNSF Doctoral Grant (2004-2005).
- Lectures, Membership in scientific bodies
Arabic, Armenian, English, French, Spanish
Crime against humanity and the founding principles of the modern state: birth and consecration of a concept, University of Paris X and University of Geneva, 2007. Co-supervisors : Michel Troper (Paris X) and Robert Roth (Geneva).