Leigh Swigart

Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life

Director of Programs in International Justice and Society

Waltham, MA 02454

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

5

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604

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3

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“  I'm currently pursuing a study that seeks to answer the following central question: How does the International Criminal Court (ICC), an international justice institution characterized by multilingualism at almost every level, function in a fluid linguistic landscape where a new “situation language” can be added at any moment as the Court opens investigations, confirms charges, and carries out trials? In essence, this is an ethnographic study of the ICC’s language services, service providers, and service users. This study examines the services and activities associated with the Court’s official languages – English and French – as well as its more than two dozen situation languages. The study focuses in particular on how the ICC accommodates speakers of African languages – accused persons, witnesses, victims, and members of affected communities – through its policies and procedures across the organs of the Court.  ”

Scholarly Papers (5)

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The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases

THE INTERNATIONAL JUDGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DECIDE THE WORLD'S CASES, University Press of New England - Oxford University Press, 2007, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2007-18
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 09 Mar 2007
Daniel Terris, Cesare P.R. Romano and Leigh Swigart
Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Loyola Law School Los Angeles and Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
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Unseen and Unsung: ICC Language Services and Their Impact on Institutional Legitimacy

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Jan 2018
Leigh Swigart
Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
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ICC, International Criminal Justice, Multilingualism, Courtroom Interpretation, African Sociolinguistics

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Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in International Criminal Justice: Toward Bridging the Divide

University of the Pacific Law Review 48(2)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Apr 2017
Leigh Swigart
Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
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international criminal justice; ICC; multilingualism; multiculturalism

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African Languages in International Criminal Justice: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Beyond

From Promoting Accountability under International Law for Gross Human Rights Violations in Africa: Essays in Honour of Prosecutor Hassan Bubacar Jallow. Charles Chernor Jalloh and Alhagi B.M. Marong, Eds. Brill Nijhoff, August 2015.
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2017
Leigh Swigart
Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
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international criminal justice; Africa; ICTR; SCSL; ICC; multilingualism

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International Justice in Africa: Defining Authority and Localizing the Global

iCourts Working Paper Series No. 86
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Feb 2017
Leigh Swigart
Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
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international courts; authority; human rights; Africa