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Chris Tenove is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of British Columbia. Previously, he has been a scholar with the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. His research brings together international relations and democratic theory to explore the democratic possibilities of global governance institutions, while his doctoral dissertation focuses on the relationships between international criminal tribunals and victims of mass violence. Chris Tenove previously worked as a journalist, contributing to Maclean’s, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, The Tyee, CBC Radio, and the Radio Netherlands World Service.

Library Articles

Uganda was the first country targeted for intervention by the International Criminal Court (ICC). This intervention prompted three critical discussions about international criminal justice: ‘peace vs. justice,’ ‘selective justice,’ and ‘international vs. local justice’. The ICC entered a...
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was designed to be more victim focused than previous tribunals, promoting elements of restorative and retributive justice. Victims have the right to be heard as legal participants at the ICC, and can receive material assistance and reparations. The operationali...

Blog Posts

November 8, 2012
For researchers that deal with subjects of illness, deprivation and exclusion, Chris Tenove asks the contentious question of what ethical guidelines should extend to relationships with participants after a study has concluded.
August 1, 2012
Chris Tenove checks in from Lukodi, Uganda, where the a representative International Criminal Court is reaching out to victims of the Lord's Resistance Army. The polite but interrogative reception he receives is similar to complaints aired in Tenove's research interviews.
July 1, 2012
For over a century, The Hague has been a laboratory where diplomats, lawyers and activists have worked on the rules of international justice. Chris Tenove discusses the Dutch city's identity in relation to his current research, which evaluates efforts to bring victims' voices into proceedings at the International Criminal Court.