News and Highlights

Media: In January 2022, Dr Sanja Vico was interviewed about her research on factors that lead to attitude change and acknowledgement of war crimes committed by members of one's own ethnicity for Oslobođenje newspaper. She particularly discussed the role of digital media and diaspora in this respect. Available here.


Media: In October 2021, Dr Ivor Sokolić was interviewed about his book International Courts and Mass Atrocity: Narratives of War and Justice in Croatia (Palgrave Macmillan) for the New Books Network. He discussed the effects of international and national transitional justice in Croatia, as well as the future direction of transitional justice research in the region. Available here.


Call for papers: PhD students researching transitional justice issues are invited to submit a paper for a PhD Workshop on Transitional Justice in the Western Balkans

We welcome papers and work-in-progress from researchers doing their doctoral dissertations on any aspect of transitional justice in the region and in any stage of doctoral research. 

Click here to find out more about the workshop and how to submit your abstract (deadline: December 1 2021).


Call for papers: participate in the upcoming workshop, Inside the Local Turn in Transitional Justice: Local Actors in Micro-Level Interactions.

The aim of the workshop, taking place in 2022, is to examine micro-level interactions involving local actors, such as ordinary people, parliamentarians, local human rights activists, artists, victims, and others. It will evaluate comparatively how their engagement with issues related to transitional justice and its different forms and practices promotes or hinders peacebuilding. 

Click here to find out more about the abstract submission process (deadline: December 1 2021).


Blog post: Sokolić, Ivor (2020). “The Croatian presidency of the EU.” The UK in a Changing Europe. Available here


Media: In July 2020, Dr Ivor Sokolic was interviewed by Croatian investigative journalism and news website Telegram.hr on the status of Croatian politics and on the Croatian elections. Available here.


Media: In July 2020, Dr Ivor Sokolic was interviewed by the Financial Times about nationalism in Croatia and its role in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Available here.


Blog post: Sokolić, Ivor (2018). “Legacies of mass atrocity and the rejection of human rights.” LSE Government BlogAvailable here


Media: In January 2020, Dr Ivor Sokolic was interviewed on Euronews’ Good Morning Europe programme to discuss the upcoming Croatian EU presidency.


Award: Dr Sanja Vico received the Honorable Mention Best Paper Senior Scholar Award, 2019, by ECREA (European Communication and Education Association), for her article 'Identity politics on social media: the perspective of Serbian Londoners'.


Award: Venera Cocaj, with Matko Bulent, won first prize in the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Kosovo's 2018 Human Rights Reporting Award Competition. They were awarded for the documentary "The Sky is Turning", produced by Kosovo 2.0, which dealt with one of the most marginalised groups in the country, the LGBT community.