Carla De Ycaza

 
Email Address:  cjd5@nyu.edu 

PhD Research Topic: 
Traditional and Modern Approaches to Post-Conflict Transitional Justice in Africa

Supervisor: 
Professor William Schabas

Academic Background

PhD Candidate, National University of Ireland, Galway
MA, Human Rights Studies, Columbia University
BA, Political Science and Classics, Vassar College

Research Interests: 
Transitional Justice, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Genocide Studies, Africa

Conferences: 

  1. Perpetrators and Victims in the Context of Sub-Saharan Africa, Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society, Columbia University, New York, NY, December 5 – 7, 2013
  2. Catholic Social Thought: A Critical Investigation, Lumen Christi Institute, University of California Berkeley School of Law, August 5 – 9, 2013
  3. Memory and Memorialization in Eastern Africa, Local Memory, Global Ethics, Justice: The Politics of Historical Dialogue in Contemporary Society, Columbia University, New York, NY, December 11 – 14, 2012
  4. Human Rights, Justice and the Humanities, Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, June 6 – 9, 2012
  5. The Impact of Global and Local Responses to Transitional Justice in Africa: Assessing Key Actors, Institutions and Processes, International Relations and Foreign Policy, New York State Political Science Association, Wagner College, NY, April 20 – 21, 2012
  6. Violence and Reconciliation in Africa, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 12 – 15, 2012
  7. International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice in Africa, Human Rights in the Aftermath Symposium, Human Rights Initiative, University of California Davis, March 8, 2012
  8. Truth, Justice & Memory in Africa's Great Lakes: Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice, Memory & Movement After Mass Violence and Genocide, Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY, February 23 – 26, 2012
  9. Survival, Sustainable Humanitarian Relief and Development in East Africa, Human Rights & Social Justice, Women in Islam, New York, NY, February 15, 2012
  10. Violence, Memory, and Human Rights, Humanities Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, January 30 – February 1, 2012
  11. Whose Memories Count and at What Cost? Institute for African Transitional Justice, Kitgum, Uganda, November 20 – 27, 2011
  12. Traditional and Modern Methods of Conflict Resolution and Transitional Justice in Africa’s Great Lakes, Conflict & Conflict Resolution in Africa: History, Myths & Realities, Montclair State University, Society of Research on African Cultures, Montclair, New Jersey, October 7 – 9, 2010
Relevant Experience: 
  • Assistant Program Director, Conflict Resolution, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
  • Lecturer, Center for Global Affairs, New York University
  • EditorDialogues on Historical Justice and Memory, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
  • Editor in Chief, Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law
  • Legal Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Rapporteur, Institute for African Transitional Justice
  • Africa and Publications Assistant, International Peace Institute
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
  • Program Officer, American Council on Africa
Scholarships and Awards: Pax Christi Young Adult Peacemaker Award, Genocide Studies Scholar, Institute for Genocide & Human Rights

Publications

Publications:
  • De Ycaza, Carla. 'A Search for Truth: A Critical Analysis of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission,'Human Rights Review 14.3 (2013)
  • De Ycaza, Carla and Nicole Fox. 'Narratives of Mass Violence: Memory and Memorialization in Addressing Human Rights Violations in Rwanda and Uganda,' Societies Without Borders 8.3 (2013)
  • De Ycaza, Carla and William Schabas. 'Transitional Justice and the African Experience,' International Studies Review 13.3 (September 2011)
  • De Ycaza, Carla. 'Performative Functions of Genocide Trials in Rwanda: Reconciliation Through Restorative Justice?' African Journal of Conflict Resolution 10.3 (2010)
  • De Ycaza, Carla. 'Victor’s Justice in War Crimes Tribunals: A Study of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,' New York International Law Review 23 (2010)