Dr Kirsten Ainley
Australian National University
Kirsten Ainley is Associate Professor of International Relations and the Co-Principal Investigator of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Her research focuses on international policy and practice in military, legal and development-focused interventions, and the impacts of these interventions. She has published on international criminal law, transitional justice, the International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect, and her current work focusses on methods of evaluating the impacts of transitional justice programmes. She recently co-authored the Dakar Guidelines on the Establishment of Hybrid Courts which develop good practice on setting up hybrid criminal tribunals and investigatory mechanisms.
Areas of interestGlobal ethics; politics of international law; intervention.
- “Evaluating the Evaluators: Transitional Justice and the Contest of Values” International Journal of Transitional Justice 11(3) (2017): 421-442.
- “From Atrocity Crimes to Human Rights: Expanding the Focus of the Responsibility to Protect”. Global Responsibility to Protect 9(3) (2017): 243-266.
- Evaluating Transitional Justice: Accountability and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone (London: Palgrave, 2015).
- “The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court: Counteracting the Crisis”. International Affairs 91(1) (2015): 37-54.
- “Excesses of Responsibility: The Limits of Law and the Possibilities of Politics”. Ethics & International Affairs 25(4) (2011): 407-431.