From Courts to Communities: How Do International Courts Affect Victims?

International courts and human rights bodies are often justified as a last resort for victims of rights violations to achieve justice. But do they actually do this? How can we evaluate international courts and what justice looks like from the perspectives of victims? Our roundtable discussed a variety of issues led by three panelists.


  • Ketty Anyeko has extensive experience working for transitional justice and women’s rights in Uganda, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Peter Dixon is Research Scientist in the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program at the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University. Before completing his PhD in Sociology at UC Berkeley, he worked for the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims
  • Yana Gorokhovskaia is a researcher focusing on issues related to Russian civil society, and recently completed a study with the Stichting Justice Initiative (SJI) on relatives of disappeared persons who pursued justice at the ECHR


  • Chris Tenove is ActInCourts Coordinator and postdoctoral fellow in Political Science at UBC