Paul Seils

Paul Seils leads the Conflict, Justice and Reconciliation Programme at the European Institute of Peace. He was formerly Vice President of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, and before that Head of Situational Analysis in the Office of the Prosecutor, at the International Criminal Court.

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Transitional justice—time for a re-think

By: Paul Seils

The transitional justice toolkit was developed for circumstances unlike most of today’s violent conflicts. It needs to be re-thought to provide results on issues ...


New Katanga trial shows DRC’s potential to try complex international crimes

By: Paul Seils & Myriam Raymond-Jetté 

A DRC warlord convicted by the ICC will now also face prosecution by national courts in the DRC—an enormously welcome step.

Reframing the justice debate in Colombia

By: Paul Seils

The debate about whether or not—or how—to punish the crimes committed in Colombia’s long civil war should focus instead on the objectives punishment might achieve.

Intolerance of impunity does not make ICC an enemy of peace

By: Paul Seils

Demanding accountability for war crimes does make the job of peace mediators more difficult, but so be it – an ICC investigation cannot be bargained away.



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