New guest researcher: Julie Crutchley
Julie Crutchley is a PhD Candidate at City, University of London.
Julie Crutchley is in the final year of her PhD at City Law School within City, University of London. Her thesis is titled: "A critical rearticulation of the role of victims within international criminal justice and its contribution towards positive peace." The primary focus of Julie's research is concerned with international criminal law (ICL), peace, justice and victims. She utilises lessons from a number of critical approaches, especially the decolonial school and the exploration of ICL from the underside, to argue for the need to bring forth pluriversal, grass roots approaches to the role of victims within ICL. This addresses the challenges of hegemonic pluralistic origins and practice and the divergence from the stated central mandate of "Justice for Victims" sought within the International Criminal Court (ICC). It examines opportunities to strengthen the legitimacy of the ICC and Hybrid Courts, enhancing the potential for long term, inclusive peace alongside wider transitional justice and peace building programmes.