Meierhenrich, Jens

Dr Jens Meierhenrich  


Position held

Associate Professor of International Relations


Experience keywords:

conflict resolution; crimes against humanity; foreign, comparative, and international law; genocide; international courts and international organizations; transitional justice; war crimes

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Law; Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Africa; Asia; Europe


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7129



Lewis, Kevin and Gray, Kurt and Meierhenrich, Jens (2014) The structure of online activism Sociological Science, 1. 1-9. ISSN 2330-6696

Meierhenrich, Jens (2014) Genocide: a reader Oxford University Press USA, New York, USA. ISBN 9780195377668

Meierhenrich, Jens (2014) Introduction: the study and history of genocide In: Genocide: a Reader. Oxford University Press USA, New York, USA, 3-55. ISBN 9780195377668


Meierhenrich, Jens (ed.) (2013) The practices of the international criminal court Law & Contemporary Problems, 76 (3-4). ISSN 0023-9186

Meierhenrich, Jens (2013) Foreword: the practices of the international criminal court Law & Contemporary Problems, 76 (3-4). i-x. ISSN 0023-9186

Meierhenrich, Jens (2013) The practice of international law: a theoretical analysis Law & Contemporary Problems, 76 (3-4). 1-83. ISSN 0023-9186

Meierhenrich, Jens (2013) Beyond the theater of international justice: the Rule 98bis decision in Milosevic In: Waters, Timothy, (ed.) The Milosevic Trial: an Autopsy . Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 316-325. ISBN 9780199795840

Meierhenrich, Jens and Lagace, Martha (2013) Photo essay: tropes of memory Humanity: an International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, 4 (2). 289-312. ISSN 2151-4372


Meierhenrich, Jens (2011) Topographies of remembering and forgetting: the transformation of Lieux de Mémoire in Rwanda In: Straus, Scott and Waldorf, Lars, (eds.) Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights After Mass Violence. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 283-296. ISBN 9780299282646


Meierhenrich, Jens (2009) The language of Klemperer In: Jones, Adam, (ed.) Evoking Genocide: Scholars and Activists Describe the Works That Shaped Their Lives. Key Publishing, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 9780978252694

Meierhenrich, Jens (2009) The study of international law In: King, Gary and Nie, Norman H. and Schlozman, Kay I., (eds.) The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives. Routledge, London, UK, 193-195. ISBN 9780415997010

Meierhenrich, Jens (2009) The transformation of lieux de mémoire: the Nyabarongo River in Rwanda, 1992-2009 Anthropology Today, 25 (5). 13-19. ISSN 0268-540X

Meierhenrich, Jens and Ko, Keiko (2009) How do states join the International Criminal Court?: the implementation of the Rome Statute in Japan Journal of International Criminal Justice, 7 (2). 233-256. ISSN 1478-1395


Meierhenrich, Jens (2008) Judicial networks In: Langlois, Anthony J. and Soltan, Karol Edward, (eds.) Global Democracy and Its Difficulties. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415776523

Meierhenrich, Jens (2008) Book review: the UN International Criminal Tribunals: the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone: a review essay American Journal of International Law, 102 (3). 696-703. ISSN 0002-9300

Meierhenrich, Jens (2008) The legacies of law: long-run consequences of legal development in South Africa, 1652-2000 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521898737

Meierhenrich, Jens (2008) Varieties of reconciliation Law and Social Inquiry, 33 (1). 195-231. ISSN 0897-6546

Meierhenrich, Jens (2008) The foundations of constitutionalism: an analysis of debaathification Constitutional Political Economy, 19 (4). 277-300. ISSN 1043-4062


Meierhenrich, Jens (2007) The trauma of genocide Journal of Genocide Research, 9 (4). 549-573. ISSN 1462-3528

Meierhenrich, Jens (2007) Perpetual war: a pragmatic sketch Human Rights Quarterly, 29 (3). 631-673. ISSN 0275-0392


Meierhenrich, Jens (2006) Presidential and parliamentary elections in Rwanda, 2003 Electoral Studies, 25 (3). 627-634. ISSN 0261-3794

Meierhenrich, Jens (2006) Conspiracy in international law Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 2. 341-357. ISSN 1550-3585

Meierhenrich, Jens (2006) A question of guilt Ratio Juris, 19 (3). 314-342. ISSN 0952-1917

Meierhenrich, Jens (2006) Ethics of lustration Ethics and International Affairs, 20 (1). 99-120. ISSN 0892-6794

Meierhenrich, Jens (2006) Analogies at war Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 11 (1). 1-40. ISSN 1467-7954


Meierhenrich, Jens (2004) Forming states after failure In: Rotberg, Robert I., (ed.) When States Fail: Causes and Consequences. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 153-169. ISBN 0691116717

Honeyman, Catherine and Hudani, Shakirah and Tiruneh, Alfa and Hierta, Justina and Chirayath, Leila and Iliff, Andrew and Meierhenrich, Jens (2004) Establishing collective norms: potentials for participatory justice in Rwanda Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 10 (1). 1-24. ISSN 1078-1919

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This innovative anthology provides a unique introduction to the myriad dimensions of genocide and to the breadth and range of critical thinking that exists concerning it

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Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Mid-Career Fellowship, British Academy; Research Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust; Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, American Political Science Association; Bellagio Center Residential Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation; Faculty Fellowship, American Bar Foundation; Abe Fellowship, Social Science Research Council; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Predoctoral Fellowship, Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University; Rhodes Scholarship, Rhodes Trust

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