Associate Professor of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
“International Courts in Concert: The ICC, the Inter-American Court and Colombia's Peace Process”
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
12:30 pm - C103 Hesburgh Center
Colombia’s currently unfolding peace process represents the first state attempt to end a war under the shadow of two international courts, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR). This study explores the effect of the overlapping jurisdiction of these two courts on how Colombia contends with its ongoing internal conflict, as well as its effects on the two courts’ authority. How does the double-judicialization of the politics of peace re-shape how peace is made? Where courts from different international regimes interact with the same domestic actors over the same matters, is their authority fortified or undermined?
Alexandra Huneeus is associate professor of law and legal studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and permanent visiting professor of law at Universidad Diego Portales Law School in Chile. A leading authority on human rights law in Latin America, her work stands at the intersection of law, political science, and sociology. Her current book project, “International Criminal Law by Other Means: State Atrocity and the Human Rights Courts,” is supported by an NSF grant.
The winner of the American Association for Law Schools Scholarly Papers prize, among others, Huneeus is widely published in a range of books and journals. She serves on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law and on the board of the Inter-American Human Rights Network. She holds a JD and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.