Estelle Zinsstag

estelle
Position:
Senior researcher
Role:
Associates
Address:
University of Leuven
Oude Markt 13 - bus 5005
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Email:
estelle.zinsstag@law.kuleuven.be
External web page:
https://www.law.kuleuven.be/linc/leden/00061578

Estelle is a senior researcher at the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC), University of Leuven (KU Leuven) (Belgium). There she has recently finalised as coordinator and co-principal researcher a two-year European Commission funded (Daphne III) project titled ‘Developing integrated responses to sexual violence: An interdisciplinary research project on the potential of restorative justice’.

She has previously been awarded an F+ KU Leuven Post-Doctoral Fellowship to work as part of the team of the FP7 Project ALTERNATIVE (on Inter-cultural conflicts and the possibilities of restorative justice). She has also lead a two-year project for the European Forum for Restorative Justice funded by a European Commission action grant titled ‘Conferencing: A way forward for restorative justice in Europe’.

She publishes in the fields of sexual violence, restorative justice, and transitional justice. She is a founding member and managing editor of Restorative Justice: An International Journal published by Routledge. In recent years she completed a PhD titled ‘Sexual Violence against Women in Armed Conflict: Towards a Transitional Justice Perspective’ at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast (UK).

Key words: Sexual violence, restorative justice, transitional justice, victimology, criminology

Relevant publications (selected)

Books

Zinsstag, E. (with Fineman, M.) (eds.) (2013) Feminist Perspectives on Transitional Justice: From International and Criminal to Alternative Forms of Justice, Antwerp: Intersentia (Series on Transitional Justice).

Zinsstag, E. (with Vanfraechem, I.) (eds.) (2012) Conferencing and Restorative Justice: International Practices and Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

Zinsstag, E. (with Keenan, M.) (2014) ‘Restorative justice and sexual offenses: can ‘changing lenses’ be appropriate in this case too?’ in Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform, 97(1), pp. 93-106.

Zinsstag, E. (with Vanfraechem, I.) (2013) ‘Conferencing internationaal: vaker toegepast dan gedacht’ in Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht, issue 4.

Zinsstag, E. (2006) ‘Sexual Violence against Women in Armed Conflicts: Standard Responses and New Ideas’ in Social Policy and Society, 5(1), pp. 137-148.

Chapter in edited collections

Zinsstag, E. (2013) ‘Sexual Violence against Women in Armed Conflicts and Restorative Justice: an Exploratory Analysis’ in Fineman, M. and Zinsstag, E. (eds.) Feminist Perspectives of Transitional Justice: From International and Criminal to Alternative Forms of Justice, Antwerp: Intersentia (Series on Transitional Justice).

Zinsstag, E. (2012) ‘Conferencing: A Developing Practice of Restorative Justice’ in Zinsstag, E. and Vanfraechem, I. (eds.) Conferencing and Restorative Justice: International Practices and Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Zinsstag, E. (2012) (with Chapman, T.) ‘Conferencing in Northern Ireland: Implementing Restorative Justice at the Core of the Criminal Justice System’ in Zinsstag, E. and Vanfraechem, I. (eds.) Conferencing and Restorative Justice: International Practices and Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Other

Zinsstag, E. (2015) (with Mercer, V., Sten Madsen, K., Keenan, M.) Doing restorative justice in cases of sexual violence: a practice guide. Leuven: University of Leuven.

Zinsstag, E. (with Walgrave, L.) (2014) ‘Justice des mineurs et justice restaurative : une intégration possible et nécessaire’ in Les Cahiers Dynamiques, Nr. 59.

Zinsstag, E. (with Teunkens, M. and Pali, B.) (2011) Conferencing: A way forward for restorative justice in Europe – Final report of JLS/2008/JPEN/043, Leuven: European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ).

Zinsstag, E. (with Shapland, J. et al.) (2011) Conferencing: A way forward for restorative justice – A practical guide, Leuven: EFRJ.