Director of Peace and Justice Studies

Paul J. Magnarella

Paul J. Magnarella, Director of Peace and Justice Studies


B.S. University of Connecticut
M.A. Fairfield University
A.M., Ph.D. Harvard University
J.D. University of Florida College of Law

Some Career Highlights

Editorial Board Memberships

Peace Studies Journal
Journal of Third World Studies
Journal of Social Justice, Anthropology, Peace and Human Rights
The Oriental Anthropologist (produced at Allahabad University, India)
Human Rights and Human Welfare

International Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of the Developing World

Some Honors Received
Inducted into the American Inn of Court as a Barrister.
Recipient of Teaching Excellence Award, University of Florida.
Appointed as the Association of Third World Studies' Special Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Association of Third World Studies Presidential Award Recipient "In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship Devoted to the Third World" (1993)
Elected President of the Association of Third World Studies(1992 -1993)
Selected for membership in the Order of the Coif [an honorary law society] (1991)
Distinguished Service Award granted by the Association for the Anthropological Study of Diplomacy, Politics, and Society (1982)

Some Special Experiences
Legal Counsel to the American Anthropological Association's Human Rights Committee, 2000-present
Expert-on-Mission (Legal Counsel) with the UN Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague (1995)
Pro-Bono Legal Researcher for the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (1997)
Special Counsel - Association of Third World Studies (1993 - present)
U.S. State Department Scholar-Diplomat for Near Eastern Affairs (1981)
Visiting Lecturer in Soviet Georgia. Invited by the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1984)
Intern at the United Nations Center for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland (August, 1993)

Book Publications
1) The Peasant Venture. (1979)
2) Tradition and Change in a Turkish Town. (1981)
3) Human Materialism: A Model of Sociocultural Systems and a Strategy for Analysis. (1993)
4) Bir Koyun Seruveni. Turkiye'deki Gurculer arasinda Gelenek, Goc, ve Degisim. (A Village's Adventure: Tradition, Migration and Change among Georgians in Turkey, in Turkish). (1997).
5) Anatolia's Loom: Studies in Turkish Culture, Society, Politics and Law. (1998).
6) The Middle East and North Africa: Governance, Democratization, and Human Rights. (Editor, 1999)
7) Justice in Africa: Rwanda's Genocide, Its Courts, and the UN Criminal Tribunal. (2000). (Recipient of the Association of Third World Studies "Book of the Year 2000" Award; also nominated for the Raphael Lemkin book award).
8) Human Rights in Our Time (2011).

Representative Article and Book chapter Publications
1) Promoting Peace, Human Rights, and Economic Development in Third World Countries, Journal of Third World Studies 8:1: 55-72(1991).
2) Expanding the Role of the International Court of Justice to Resolve Interethnic Conflict, Journal of Transnational Law and Policy 2:103-116 (1993).
3) Preventing Interethnic Conflict and Promoting Human Rights through More Effective Legal, Political, and Aid Structures: Focus on Africa, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 23:2:327-45 (1993).
4) East Meets West: The Reception of West European Law in the Ottoman Empire and the Modern Turkish Republic, Journal of International Law and Practice 2:285-306 (1993).
5) Promoting International and Intra-state Peace through a More Effective United Nations and International Court of Justice, East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, 1:243-249 (1993).
6) Anthropology, Human Rights and Justice, International Journal of Anthropology 9:1 3-7(1994).
7) The Legal, Political and Cultural Structures of Human Rights Protections and Abuses in Turkey, Michigan State University - DCL Journal of International Law 3:4:39-67 (1994).
8) Trying for Peace through Law: The UN Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Human Peace 10:3-8 (1995).
9) Universal Jurisdiction and Universal Human Rights: A Global Progression. Journal of Third World Studies 7:2:159-171 (1995).
10) The Conflicts of the Former Yugoslavia in the Courts. Anthropology of East Europe Review 14:44-50 (1996).
11) Expanding the Frontiers of Humanitarian Law: The UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Florida Journal of International Law 9:421-441(1994) (published in Winter , 1997).
12) Judicial Responses to Genocide: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Rwandan Genocide Courts. African Studies Quarterly 1:1 (1997).
13) The U.N. Tribunal for Rwanda Concludes Its First Case: A Monumental Step Towards Truth, African Studies Quarterly 2: 3 (1998).
14) Some Milestones and Achievements at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: The 1998 Kambanda and Akayesu Cases, Florida Journal of International Law. 11:3:517-38 (1997). (published April, 1999).
15) Humanitarian Law and Nuclear Weapons: An Unresolved Contradiction, Human Peace and Human Rights 12: 1: 20-24 (1999).
16) Human Rights and Democracy in Turkey: Commentary, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law 7: 3: 485-88 (1999).
17) Achieving Human Rights in Africa: The Challenge for the New Millennium, African Studies Quarterly 4: 2 (2000).
18) Promoting Peace, Human Rights and National Security: Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, Social Justice, Anthropology, Peace and Human Rights 1: 99-110, (2000).
19) Comprehending Genocide: The Case of Rwanda," Global Bioethics 13:1-2: 23-43 (2000).
20) Assessing the Concept of Human Rights in Africa, Human Rights and Human Welfare 1: 2 (2001).
21) The Evolving Right of Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples, St. Thomas Law Review 14: 501-538 (2001).
22) Recent Developments in the International Law of Genocide: An Anthropological Perspective on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. In Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide (A. Hinton, ed.), Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2002, pp. 310-22.
23) International Human Rights: Roots of a Progression, Journal of Third World Studies 19: 2: 13-21 (2002).
24) Questioning the Universality of Human Rights, Human Rights and Human Welfare 3:1: 15-25 (2003).
25) "Universalism versus Exceptionalism: Human Rights and the Asian Values Critique," The Oriental Anthropologist (Allahabad Univ., India) 4: 1: 60-76 (2004).
26) "Internationally Protected Human Rights: Fact or Fiction?" Human Rights and Human Welfare 4: 69-77 (2004).
27) "Protecting Indigenous Peoples," Human Rights and Human Welfare, vol. 5, pp. 125-135 (2005).
28) "The Background and Causes of the Genocide in Rwanda," Journal of International Criminal   Justice. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 801-822 (2005).
29-33) Five articles in the Encyclopedia of the Developing World  Vol. 1-3. New York/London: Routledge, (2005). "Human Rights: Definitions and Violations," pp. 777-784, "Military and Human Rights," pp. 1053-1057. "Self-Determination," pp. 1393-1395. "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," pp. 1638-1639. "United Nations University," p. 1633.
34) The Hutu-Tutsi Conflict in Rwanda, In Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict (S.C. Saha, ed.) New York/Oxford: Lexington Books, 2006,   pp.107-131).                                                                                                                                                                             35)  Rwanda Resorts to the Gacaca, a Traditional People’s Court, Hoping to Achieve Swift Justice and Reconciliation, Bulletin of the Peace Studies Institute.  Vol. 33 (2006), pp. 32-35.     
36) The Black Panther Party's Confrontation with Ethnicity, Race and Class, In The Politics of Ethnicity and National Identity (Santosh C.. Saha, ed.) New York: Peter Lang (2007) pp. 53-67.     
37) The American Society of International Law’s 2006 Humanitarian Law Resolution versus the U.S.-Led Invasion of Iraq and Related Activities, Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, 2006-2007 Annual Edition, pp. 58-69. 
38) UN Recognizes the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, The Peace Chronicle, Winter (2008), pp. 29-30.
39) Attempts to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons through the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and the creation of nuclear weapon-free zones, Peace and Change. Vol 33, Issue 4, pp. 507- (2008).
40) Central Asia Becomes a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone, The Peace Chronicle, Spring issue (2009).
41) Africa Becomes a Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone, The Peace Chronicle, Winter issue (2010).
42-44) Three entries in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Christmas Truce of 1914, Vol. 1, pp. 294-296.
Dunant, Henri, Vol. 1, pp. 616-617.
Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones, Overview, Vol. 3, pp. 269-273.
45) “The European Court of Human Rights Addresses the Issue of Gay Rights in Poland,” Peace Studies Journal, v. 3, n. 2, pp. 67-71 (2010).
46)) “ Holding a Vision: A Nuclear Weapon-Free World,” Peace Chronicle. Summer, 2011.



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