Meet Tine Destrooper
Tine Destrooper is the director of Justice Visions and an associate professor at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University. She is also a member of the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University.
Her research focuses on victim participation in transitional justice. She currently carries out a cross-case analysis of the long term and unforeseen effects of victim participation on victims and their communities. She is also the coordinator of a cross-institutional project on future-proofing human rights accountability, and is engaged in various case studies regarding transitional justice in aparadigmatic contexts.
In 2023 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to undertake research at Columbia University’s Law School.
She is currently a member of the Flemish Young Academy, a Board member of the Flemish Human Rights Institute, an advisory board member of the Hannah Arendt Institute, and a member of the Research Council (Ghent University). She is also a co-editor of the Journal of Human Rights Practice (Oxford University Press), and the co-chair of the Human Rights Research Network (Ghent University).
Previously, she held positions at various European and American institutions, including New York University, the European University Institute, Leiden University, Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin and the Universities of Antwerp and Leuven. Here she conducted research on the consequences of violent conflict and the role of the international community in dealing with the aftermath of violent conflict. She was previously also the director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice in New York, where she gained experience in managing and publishing policy-oriented research, and where she worked together with researchers, civil society organisations and policymakers at various levels.
- PhD Social and Political Science (European University Institute)
- MRes Social and Political Sciences (European University Institute)
- MA Politics, Security and Integration (University College London)
- BA Political Science (Leuven University)
Past and current professional positions
- Associate Professor Transitional Justice, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University (since October 2018)
- Director Flemish Peace Institute (Jan 2018 – March 2019)
- Research Fellow, Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, Law School, New York University, United States (Jan 2015 – Aug 2017)
- Research Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany (Sep 2016 – Jul 2017)
- Director, Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, Law School, New York University, United States (Jul 2015 – Jun 2016)
- Post-Doctoral Researcher, Leuven Institute for Criminology, Law Faculty, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium (2015, part time)
- University Lecturer, Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multilevel Politics, Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium (Sep 2013 – Aug 2015, part time)
- Post-Doctoral Researcher, Law and Development Research Group, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium (2014, part time)
- University Lecturer School for Governance and Global Affairs, Campus Den Haag, Leiden University, the Netherlands (Sep 2013 – Aug 2014, part time)
- Post-Doctoral Researcher, School for Governance and Global Affairs, Campus Den Haag, Leiden University, the Netherlands (Dec 2012 – Dec 2013)
- Intern Legal Unit, United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees, Belgium (Feb 2008 – Aug 2008, internship)
- Destrooper, Tine. forthcoming. “Literary accountability and the future of human rights protection.” Law, Culture and the Humanities.
- Kerremans, Sarah, and Tine Destrooper. 2023. “Exploring the nexus between transitional justice and the resolution of eco-territorial conflict. Time for an eco-systemic turn in transformative transitional justice?” International Journal of Transitional Justice OnlineFirst.
- Destrooper, Tine, Line Engbo Gissel, and Kerstin Bree Carlson, eds. 2023. Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts. Accountability, Recognition, and Disruption. London and New York: Routledge.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Par Engstrom. 2023. “Concluding remarks.” In Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts. Accountability, Recognition, and Disruption, edited by Tine Destrooper, Line Engbo Gissel and Kerstin Bree Carlson, 219-230. New York and London: Routledge.
- Destrooper, Tine, Kerstin Bree Carlson, and Line Engbo Gissel. 2023. “Introduction: Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts.” In Innovation and consolidation in transitional justice. Learning from aparadigmatic contexts, edited by Tine Destrooper, Line Engbo Gissel and Kerstin Bree Carlson, 1-21. New York and London: Routledge.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2023. “Disruptive Reparations? Tunisia’s Victim Regions and the Collective Reparations Dilemma in Transitional Societies.” Journal of Peacebuilding & Development OnlineFirst. doi: 10.1177/15423166231154253.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2023. “Mapping the unforeseen consequences of an incomplete transitional justice ecology in the Philippines.” Contemporary South-East Asian Affairs.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2023. “Disruptive accountability? Temporal regimes and social change in decolonization struggles in Belgium.” Journal of Law and Society.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2023. “Divergent ambitions. Bracketing off the disruptive potential of transitional justice in Belgium.” In Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts. Accountability, Recognition, and Disruption, edited by Tine Destrooper, Line Engbo Gissel and Kerstin Bree Carlson, 142-160. New York and London: Routledge.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2023. “Transformative justice and the need for a multi-dimensional understanding of impact.” In Transitional justice and impact, edited by Susanne Karstedt and Chrisje Brants. London: Routledge.
- Robins, Simon, and Tine Destrooper. 2022. “Conclusion.” In Transitional Justice in Tunisia: Innovations, Continuities, Challenges., edited by Simon Robins, Paul Gready and Sherif Mohyeldeen. London and New York: Routledge.
- Herremans, Brigitte, and Tine Destrooper. 2022. “Moving beyond formal truth practices and forensic truth in the Syrian conflict. How informal truth practices contribute to thicker understandings of truth.” Social & Legal Studies.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Cira Pallí-Asperó. 2022. “Historical truth and accountability in the post-colonial state.” Leuven TJ Blog. https://blog.associatie.kuleuven.be/ltjb/historical-truth-and-accountability-in-the-post-colonial-state/.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Safa Belghith. 2022. “Overlooking women’s lived realities. How Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission dealt with the hijab ban.” In Transitional Justice in Tunisia: Innovations, Continuities, Challenges, edited by Simon Robins and Paul Gready. London: Routledge.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2022. “Belgium’s “truth commission” on its overseas colonial legacy. An expressivist analysis of transitional justice in consolidated democracies.” Journal of Human Rights OnlineFirst. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14754835.2022.2042220.
- Herremans, Brigitte, and Tine Destrooper. 2021. “Stirring the Justice Imagination: Countering the Invisibilization and Erasure of Syrian Victims’ Justice Narratives.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 15 (3):576-595. doi: 10.1093/ijtj/ijab025.
- Evrard, Elke, Gretel Mejía Bonifazi, and Tine Destrooper. 2021. “The Meaning of Participation in Transitional Justice: A Conceptual Proposal for Empirical Analysis.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 15 (2):428-447. doi: 10.1093/ijtj/ijab013.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Sofie Verclyte. 2021. “Artistic practices as a site of human rights. How performative ethnography can facilitate a deeper contextual understanding.” Journal of Human Rights Practice 13 (3).
Destrooper, Tine. 2021. “The intuitive appeal of learning from the past to alter the present.” Jewish Historical Studies 52 (1).
- De Haan, Marit, and Tine Destrooper. 2021. “Using restorative justice to rethink the temporality of transition in Chile.” International journal of restorative justice (2):206-228.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Brigitte Herremans. 2020. “Hoop omarmen en verbeelden.” Karakter 70:3-10.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2020. “The travel, translation and transformation of human rights norms.” In The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Globalization, edited by Esperanza Bielsa Mialet and Dionysios Kapsakis. London: Routledge.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Sally Merry. 2019. “Contemporary Transformations Seen in the Use of Human Rights.” Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2019. “On travel, translation and transformation.” In Human Rights Transformation in Practice, edited by Tine Destrooper and Sally Merry. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania University Press.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Sally Merry, eds. 2018. Human Rights Transformation in Practice. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania University Press.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2018. “The stories we tell victims: Victim participation and outreach programs at the extraordinary chambers in the courts of Cambodia.” International Journal of Legal Discourse 3 (1):103-131. doi: doi:10.1515/ijld-2018-2005.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2018. “The performance of justice? Scenic anthropology and the role of victims in courtrooms.” The International Journal for the Rule of Law, Courtroom Procedures, Judicial Linguistics & Legal 2 (1):108-126.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2018. “Accountability for human rights violations in Cambodia: Mapping the indirect effects of transitional justice mechanisms.” Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law 19 (2):113-139.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2018. “Neglecting Social and Economic Rights Violations in Transitional Justice: Long-Term Effects on Accountability.” Journal Current South East Asian Affairs 37 (2). doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijld-2018-2005.
- Destrooper, Tine. 2018. “Performative Justice? The role of theatre and performance in facilitating transitional justice.” South African Theatre Journal 32 (3).
- Destrooper, Tine. 2018. “Localization ‘Light’. The travel and transformation of non-empowering human rights norms.” In Human Rights Transformation in Practice, edited by Tine Destrooper and Sally Merry. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania University Press.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Stephan Parmentier. 2017 “Gender-aware and place-based transitional justice in Guatemala. Altering the opportunity structures for post-conflict women’s mobilization.” Social and Legal Studies:1-22.
- Destrooper, Tine, and Pascal Sundi. 2017. “A Praxis-Based Understanding of New Duty-Bearers. Examining Contextual Realities in the DRC.” International Journal of Human Rights 21 (2).
Off the beaten track: understanding victims’ participation trajectories in the DR Congo’s transitional justice ecology
Future-proofing human rights. Developing thicker forms of accountability
Participation (in)justice: Towards a context-specific replicable methodology for measuring effects of participation in justice processes
Countering erasure: can the arts contribute to restoring justice in Syria?
(In)Visible Crime: Dealing with Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in International and National Contexts. A Case-Study of Ukraine
Assessing participation in transitional justice: a case study on Maya Ixil trajectories for redress in the aftermath of the internal armed conflict in Guatemala