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Andy is currently working on the criminology of atrocity crimes with an empirical focus on the former Yugoslavia and the analysis of evidence presented in international criminal courts. His recent work on the emerging Serb Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina explores issues of democratisation, deprofessionalisation and militarisation of the police as explanatory factors underlying police violence. His earlier work on Bosnia and Herzegovina explores the processes of criminal justice reform as part of a post-war state-building and democratisation, and links to more general questions of the relationship between police and democracy and of policing in post-communist states. Andy maintains his interest in democratic governance of police and, continuing on from research undertaken in the SIPR-funded ‘Partners in Scrutiny’ project, worked with Dr Alistair Henry and Dr Ali Malik (Northumbria University) on the changing landscape of police governance in Scotland. His most recent work in this field, wıth Ceren Mermutluoğlu (Galatasary and MEF Universities, Istanbul) looks at the intersection of democratic policing and human rights.

Recent publications

Aydın-Aitchison, A. (2022, accepted) ‘Transitional justice between the individual and the state: Reading societal responsibility for atrocity into the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.’ Making a Difference: The Impact of Transitional Justice. Brants, C., Karstedt, S. & Knust, N. (eds.). Routledge. (Pre-print: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID3749470_code941689.pdf?abstractid=3749470)

Aydın-Aitchison, A. (2020) ‘Handle with care: ICTY, juridical by-products and criminological analyses.’ Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Stahn, C., Agius, C., Brammertz, S. & Rohan, C. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 191-206. (Pre-print: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID3750991_code2654642.pdf?abstractid=3750991)

Aydın-Aitchison, A. & Mermutluoğlu, C. (2020) ‘Mapping human rights to democratic policing through the ECHR.’ Security and Human Rights 30(1) pp. 72-99. (Open access: https://brill.com/downloadpdf/journals/shrs/30/1-4/article-p72_72.xml)




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