Dr Phil Clark Reader in comparative and international politics, SOAS, University of London

Dr. Phil Clark is a Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University of London, and co-founder of Oxford Transitional Justice Research, University of Oxford.

He specialises in conflict and post-conflict issues in Africa. His research addresses the history and politics of the Great Lakes region, focusing on causes of and responses to genocide and other forms of mass violence.

His work also focuses on transitional justice, including community-based approaches to accountability and reconciliation and the law and politics of the International Criminal Court. He has a DPhil in Politics from Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

His latest books are The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Justice without Lawyers (Cambridge University Press, 2010; paperback, 2012) and Doing Justice during Conflict: The International Criminal Court in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (forthcoming).

His articles have appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Australian and on the BBC and CNN websites.