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Phil Clark

Dr. Phil Clark is a Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University of London, where he teaches African politics and transitional justice. His research and policy work focuses on issues of post-conflict justice, peace and reconciliation. He was previously a Research Fellow in Courts and Public Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, and co-founder and convenor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research. He holds a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Clark has advised a wide range of governments and non-governmental organisations on responses to mass conflict, particularly on issues regarding prosecutions, reparations and reconciliation. His latest book is The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Justice without Lawyers (Cambridge University Press) and he is currently completing a book on the politics of the International Criminal Court in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Working languages: English and French