INVESTIGADORES DOUTORADOS

< VOLTAR

Jeremy Sarkin

Breve apresentação e áreas de investigação

O Professor Jeremy Sarkin licenciou-se e pós-graduou-se na África do Sul, tem um Mestrado pela Harvard Law School e um Doutoramento em Direito em direito internacional e comparative. É advogado na África do Sul e nos EUA, tendo exercido na Ordem dos Advogados de Nova Iorque entre 1988 e 1989. Trabalhou na Comissão Internacional de Jurista em Genebra, Suíça. É Professor de Direito na Universidade da África do Sul e Distinguished Visiting Professor na Faculdade de Direito da UNL. Foi membro e Presidente-Relator (2009-2012) do Grupo de Trabalho das Nações Unidas em Desaparecimentos Forçados ou Involuntários. Foi juiz, entre 2002 e 2003, na África do Sul. Foi Presidente do Comité dos Direitos Humanos da África do Sul entre 1994-1998. Trabalhou em temas de justiça de transição em vários países, incluindo Iraque, Síria, Argentina, Uganda, Zimbabué, Maldivas, Nepal, Burundi, Marrocos, Bósnia-Herzogovina, Timor-Leste, na República Democrática do Congo, Líbia, Tunísia, Indonésia, Filipinas, Bangladesh, Bahrein e Líbano. É co-editor da coleção de livros em Justiça de transição na Editora Intersentia. É membro de vários conselhos editoriais de revistas científicas, incluindo Human Rights Quaterly, Human Rights and International Legal Discourse, e International Review od Criminal Law. O Professor está também em várias Direções de ONG, incluindo o Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR).
Publicou 15 livros e mais de 250 artigos. Alguns dos seus livros e monografias mais recentes são: “Conflicted Democracies and Gendered Violence: The Right to Heal” co-autor) University of Chicago Press (2016), Bosnia and Herzegovina: Accounting for Missing Persons from the Conflict: A Stocktaking, International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) 2014, (co-autor); “Germany’s Genocide of the Herero” (2011) autor; Reparations for Colonial Genocides (2009) autor; Human Rights in African Prisons (2008) editor; Reconciliation in Divided Societies: Finding Common Ground (2007) co-autor; Carrots and Sticks: The TRC and the South African Amnesty Process (2004) autor; The Administration of Justice: Comparative Perspectives (2004); Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights – An Appraisal of Current International and European Developments (2002) co-editor; Resolving the Tensions Between Crime and Human Rights: European and South African Perspectives (2002) co-editor; The Principle of Equality (2001) co-editor.

Temas de Investigação: Justiça de transição (procura de verdade e comissões de verdade, reparações, design e reforma institucional, garantias de não repetição, perseguições, reconciliação), Direitos Humanos (desparecimentos, pessoas desaparecidas, terrorismo e direitos humanos, responsabilidade de proteger, igualdade de género e violência contra as mulheres, direitos humanos em sociedades em transição), democratização (nascimento, desenvolvimento e reforma constitucional, reforma jurídica, promoção do Estado de Direito, combate à corrupção)

Short bio and research areas

Professor Jeremy Sarkin has undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees from South Africa, a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Doctor of Laws degree on comparative and international law. He is admitted to practice as attorney in the USA and South Africa. He practiced at the New York bar during 1988 and 1989. He then spent time working at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, Switzerland. He is Professor of Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Nova University Law School, Lisbon, Portugal. He was a member (2008-2014), and was Chairperson-Rapporteur (2009-2012), of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He served as an acting judge in 2002 and 2003 in South Africa. He served as National Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of South Africa from 1994-1998. He has worked on transitional justice issues in countries including Iraq, Syria, Argentina, Uganda, Zimbabwe, the Maldives, Nepal, Burundi, Morocco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Timor-Leste, the DRC, Libya, Tunisia, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Syria, Bahrain, and Lebanon. He is a co-editor of the book series on Transitional Justice at Intersentia Publishers. He is a member of a number of journal editorial boards, including Human Rights Quarterly, Human Rights and International Legal Discourse and the International Review of Criminal Law. He serves on the boards of a number of NGOs, including the Institute for justice and Reconciliation (IJR). He has published 15 books and more than 250 articles. Some of his recent books and monographs are “Conflicted Democracies and Gendered Violence: The Right to Heal” co-author) University of Chicago Press (2016), Bosnia and Herzegovina: Accounting for Missing Persons from the Conflict: A Stocktaking, International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) 2014, (co-author); “Germany’s Genocide of the Herero” (2011) author; Reparations for Colonial Genocides (2009) author; Human Rights in African Prisons (2008) editor; Reconciliation in Divided Societies: Finding Common Ground (2007) co-author; Carrots and Sticks: The TRC and the South African Amnesty Process (2004) author; The Administration of Justice: Comparative Perspectives (2004); Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights – An Appraisal of Current International and European Developments (2002) co-editor; Resolving the Tensions Between Crime and Human Rights: European and South African Perspectives (2002) co-editor; The Principle of Equality (2001) co-editor.
Research areas: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE:
Truth seeking and truth commissions,
Reparations,
Institutional design and reform,
Guarantees of non-repetition: Prosecutions; Reconciliation
HUMAN RIGHTS
· Disappearances
· Missing Persons
· Terrorism and human rights
· Responsibility to Protect
· Gender equality and violence against women
· Human rights in transitional societies
DEMOCRATISATION
· Constitution making, development and reform
· Law reform
· Good governance promotion
· Promotion of the rule of law
· Combating corruption
· Institutional design and reform

Jeremy Sarkin