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Dr Thomas Bundschuh PhD, LLM

Senior Lecturer in Human Rights

Summary

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. (2017). Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Armed Conflict. NORDIC JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS, 35 (1), 74-79. http://doi.org/10.1080/18918131.2017.1262593

    Bundschuh, T. (2015). Enabling transitional justice, restoring capabilities : the imperative of participation and normative integrity. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 9 (1), 10-32. http://doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/iju030

    Bundschuh, T. (2007). Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Action. Just News, 2007 (July/August), 6. https://caj.org.uk/2007/08/22/just-news-julyaugust-2007/

    Conference papers

    Sands, M., Bundschuh, T., & Peroni, M. (2019). Written contribution to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women for its half-day general discussion on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration (22 February 2019). In CEDAW General Discussion on the elaboration of the General recommendation on Trafficking in the Context of Global Migration. OHCHR: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CEDAW/GRTrafficking/HelenaKennedy.docx

    Book chapters

    Bartoli, A., & Bundschuh, T. (2009). Working Together for Sustainable Peace: Conflict Resolvers and Human Rights Advocates in Sierra Leone. In Babbitt, E.F., & Lutz, E.L. (Eds.) Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context : Colombia, Sierra Leone, and Northern Ireland. Syracuse University Press: http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/shu/detail.action?docID=4649198

    Books

    Bundschuh, T. (Ed.). (2014). Criminal Law. The Hague

    Bundschuh, T. (Ed.). (2014). Human Rights Law. The Hague

    Bundschuh, T. (Ed.). (2014). International Criminal Court and Other Tribunals.

    Bundschuh, T. (Ed.). (2013). International Criminal Court and Other Tribunals.

    Bundschuh, T. (Ed.). (2013). International Crisis Negotiation.

    Reports

    Bundschuh, T., Peroni, M., & Sands, M. (2020). Comments on the CEDAW draft General Recommendation on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration.

    Des Forges, A. (2004). Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda. Human Rights Watch. https://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/rwanda/

    Theses / Dissertations

    Bundschuh, T. (2009). Truth, Justice and Capabilities: Towards a New Architecture of Transitional Justice Including Socio-Economic Rights. (Doctoral thesis).

    Media

    Bundschuh, T. (2019). General Discussion on Trafficking - 1667th Meeting, 72nd Session, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)(Geneva, 22 February 2019) - Intervention. [UN Web TV]. UN Web TV

    Bundschuh, T. (2019). General Discussion on Trafficking - 1667th Meeting, 72nd Session, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)(Geneva, 22 February 2019) - Intervention. [UN Web TV]. UN Web TV

    NN, (1998). Trouver la force de changer le monde [Finding the strength to change the world]. Le Devoir: https://www.ledevoir.com/recherche?tri=pertinence§ion_id=&expression=%22Trouver+la+force+de+changer+le+monde%22&footer-search-submit=&tri_widget=pertinence&tri_widget=pertinence&date=depuis_1998&format=tous§ion=&date_debut=&date_fin=§ion=&collaborateur_nom=

    Presentations

    Bundschuh, T. (2019). Ubuntu and the Architecture of Relational Capabilities. Presented at: Human Development and Capabilities Association (HDCA) 2019 Annual Conference, 9-11 Sep 2019, University College London, London, UK

    Bundschuh, T. (2019). Corporate Peacebuilding in Colombia: Where is Justice? Presented at: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) 2019 Annual Conference, Leeds, 3-5 Apr 2019, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

    Bundschuh, T. (2019). Is Poverty a Human Rights Issue? Presented at: GoGlobal Challenge Lecture, Sheffield Hallam University

    Bundschuh, T. (2018). The Colombia Redemption. How Corporations Can Become Agents of Justice and Peace: Insights from South Africa's truth commission (TRC) for Colombia's truth commission (CEV). Presented at: Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 7-8 Sep 2018, Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

    Bundschuh, T. (2018). Equality Re-examined: Disability, Poverty and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Presented at: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) 2018 Annual Conference, Bristol, 27-29 Mar 2018, University of Bristol Law School, Bristol, UK

    Bundschuh, T. (2018). Agency-Constitutive Vulnerability and Just Institutions. Presented at: Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, Workshop on Autonomy and Vulnerability: An Uncomfortable Conversation, 23-24 Feb 2018, Emory University Law School, Atlanta, GA, USA

    Bundschuh, T. (2017). Gender, Land and Property Rights in Post-Conflict Colombia: What can vulnerability theory contribute to gender justice and sustainable peace? Presented at: Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, Emory University, Workshop on Property, Vulnerability, and Resilience, 22-23 Sep 2017, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

    Bundschuh, T. (2017). Forging Social Justice After War: What happens to Victims of Violations of Socio-Economic Rights in Colombia's Peace? Presented at: British Society of Criminology (BSC) 2017 Annual Conference, 4-7 Jul 2017, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

    Bundschuh, T. (2017). Durable Peace Through Human Rights in Colombia? The Role of the United Nations and its Challenges. Presented at: Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) 2017 Annual Conference, 27-28 April 2017, Leuven Centre for Global Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium

    Bundschuh, T., & Lalanne, S. (2017). The Last Resort Endangered: Is the European Protection of Human Rights Still Effective? Presented at: Social Justice Week 2017, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield Hallam University

    Bundschuh, T., & Lalanne, S. (2017). The Last Resort Endangered: Is the European Protection of Human Rights Still Effective? Presented at: Social Justice Week 2017, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield Hallam University

    Bundschuh, T. (2016). Mitigating the Effects of Parental Incarceration by Taking the Rights of the Child Seriously. Presented at: European Society of Criminology (ESC) 2016 Annual EUROCRIM Conference, 21-24 Sep 2016, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany

    Bundschuh, T. (2016). Rule of Law Schizophrenia as an Obstacle to Transitional Justice and How to Overcome It. Presented at: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) 2016 Annual Conference, 5-7 Apr 2016, School of Law, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

    Bundschuh, T. (2012). Rethinking Transitional Justice with Victims: Trauma Recovery and Violations of Socio-Economic Rights. Presented at: Justice for Victims: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Conflict, Trauma and Reconciliation”. 14th International Symposium, World Society of Victimology. 2-=24 May 2012, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Bundschuh, T. (2010). Questioning the Scope of Transitional Justice. Presented at: Transitional Justice - Local Conflicts, Global Norms, 23-25 Mar 2010, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany

    Bundschuh, T. (2004). Love in Transition. Presented at: Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Gender, Sexuality and Family Exchange Program, Emorgy University Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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