The world courts of women: rethinking transitional justice responses to conflict-related gender-based violence

Dr Nicola Henry

This project examines the nature, scope and impact of civil-society-initiated war crimes tribunals for the investigation of wartime sexual violence. The focus of the project is one the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan's Military Sexual Slavery, with interviews being conducted with key participants of the Tribunal.

This project is funded by La Trobe Asia (2014-2015)


Henry, N (forthcoming) ‘Beyond the juridification of justice? Transitional justice, civil society tribunals and feminist interventions’, in C Garbett & S Wastell (eds), Transitional justice beyond blueprints. London: Routledge.

Henry, N (2016) 'Civil society and gender-based violence: expanding the horizons of transitional justice', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 119-136.

Henry, N (2015) ‘The law of the people: civil society tribunals and wartime sexual violence', in A Powell, N Henry & A Flynn (eds), Rape justice: beyond the realm of criminal law, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


For further information about this project, please contact:

Dr Nicola Henry
Department of Social Inquiry
La Trobe University
T: +61 3 9479 2476