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Project: Mass Crime and Postconflict Peacebuilding

The project studies the impact of mass crime on the rebuilding of social, political and economic relations in post-conflict situations. The study draws on historical and more recent cases, including East Timor, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Algeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Guatemala. The research group examines the impact on individuals, society at large, and the organizations involved in providing assistance in the post-conflict phase. The project brings together political scientists, sociologists, historians, philosophers, anthropologists, lawyers and psychiatrists in an effort to offer an interdisciplinary examination of how mass crime is, and should be, addressed in post conflict peace- and society-building.