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Dr Thomas Bundschuh PhD, LLM

Senior Lecturer in Human Rights


Following my research interest in transitional justice and human rights, I pursued my doctoral research at the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, where I was awarded my PhD in International Law (Transitional Justice and Human Rights).

  • About

    I also hold an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. Prior to that, I received my legal education at the Universities of Geneva (Switzerland) and Freiburg (Germany). After qualifying as a lawyer, I practised law as an attorney in a private law firm for several years.

    In addition, I have been engaged in human rights and humanitarian work with a range of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including work for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Uganda, for Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l´Homme (FIDH) in Rwanda and for the FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) in Germany.

    Prior to working as a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, I have been teaching human rights and global justice related courses at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University College and the University of Ulster.

    My teaching interests are concerned with human rights and transitional justice, inequality and social justice. My teaching also includes the right to health and the political economy of crime.

    My primary research interests are centred around the question on how socio-economic rights and social justice frameworks, such as the capability approach (Sen, Nussbaum), can address social inequalities, with a particular focus on societies confronted with the demands of transitional justice.

  • Teaching

    Department Of Law and Criminology

    Social Sciences and Arts

    Undergraduate programme

    Master's programme in Applied Human Rights

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Bundschuh, T. (2015). Enabling transitional justice, restoring capabilities : the imperative of participation and normative integrity. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 9 (1), 10-32.

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