Julien Seroussi

Winner of the Project Visions professionnelles sur des éléments de preuve à la Cour pénale internationale | 2018-2019 Arts & SSH call for project

Julien Seroussi is a social scientist. He started to take an interest in international criminal justice during his Ph.D. on the legal and political battles over the definition of the universal jurisdiction of national judges. After serving as an analyst in the Chambers of the ICC from 2009 to 2012, he worked at the French National Special War Crimes Unit in Paris. With his co-author, he is working on fact-finding at the crossroads of art, law and social sciences. Together they published the book bogoro, 2016 and set up different exhibitions in Berlin, Cracow, Metz and Paris

The Project

Created in 2002 to try mass crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocides), the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague structurally faces three types of problematic distances: distance from the terrain of crimes, temporal distance between the moment of the commission of the crimes and the opening of the trial, cultural distance between the witnesses who report facts, uses, customs, and the court. These structural distances make establishing the facts particularly fragile.

Selected Publications

  • Franck Leibovici and Julien Seroussi, bogoro, éds. questions théoriques, 2016.
  • Julien Seroussi, « how do international lawyers handle facts? the role of folk sociological theories at the international criminal court », British Journal of Sociology, 69, issue 4, december 2018, p.962-983.
  • Franck Leibovici and Julien Seroussi, "le statut en pratique : saisie des faits et délibérations", préface au commentaire article par article du statut de rome de la cour pénale internationale, éds. pedone, 2019.
  • Franck Leibovici and Julien Seroussi, "can art change legal practices ? a case before the icc", torkel opsahl academic epublisher(toaep), policy brief series 126, 2021 [https://www.toaep.org/pbs-pdf/126-seroussi-leibovici/].

Visions professionnelles sur des éléments de preuve à la Cour pénale internationale

Projet lauréat 2018-2019 de l'appel "Arts et SHS"
Published at 20 December 2021