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Barbora Hola works as Senior Researcher at the NSCR and as Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at VU University of Amsterdam. She has an interdisciplinary focus and studies transitional justice after atrocities, in particular (international) criminal trials, sentencing of international crimes rehabilitation  of war criminals and life after trial at international criminal tribunals. Besides her research and teaching in the Master’s programme International Crimes and Criminology at VU Amsterdam, Barbora is a co-director of the Center for International Criminal Justice, a knowledge centre dedicated to interdisciplinary studies of mass atrocity crimes and international criminal justice (www.cicj.org) and a co-chair of the European Society of Criminology Group on Atrocity Crimes and Transitional Justice (https://ecactj.org). In 2018 she has been appointed as a member of De Jonge Akademie of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (https://www.dejongeakademie.nl/nl/science-spots/leden-in-beeld/barbara-hola). In 2017, Barbora was one of the four candidates who received the prestigious ‘WISE’ (Women in Science Excel) fellowship from the Dutch Organization for a Scientific Research to develop her research line on empirical studies of international criminal and transitional justice after atrocities.

Ancillary activities

  • ICTY, Defence | Den Haag | stagiair | 2013-12-02 - present

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Research Output 2009 2019

Punishment in negotiated transitions: The case of the Colombian peace agreement with the FARC-EP

Guzman, L. R. & Holá, B., 2019, In : International Criminal Law Review. 19, 1, p. 127-159 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

peace negotiation

Does Remorse Count? ICTY Convicts’ Reflections on Their Crimes in Early Release Decisions

Hola, B., van Wijk, J., Costantini, F. & Korhonen, A., 19 Apr 2018, In : International Criminal Justice Review. 28, 4, p. 349-371 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

ICTY Celebrities: War Criminals Coming Home

Hola, B. & Simic, O., 1 Dec 2018, In : International Criminal Justice Review. 28, 4, p. 285-290 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

Acquittals in International Criminal Justice – Pyrrhic Victories?

Hola, B. & van Wijk, J., 2017, In : Leiden Journal of International law. 30 , 1, p. 241-262

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

human being

Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals: Empirical Assessment of Rehabilitation as Sentencing Goal

Hola, B., van Wijk, J. & Kelder, J., 2017, The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals. Bailliet, C. M. & Hayashi, N. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 351 375 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Activities 2008 2009

  • 5 Lecture / Presentation

Attributing guilt and sentencing of various types of perpetrators

A.L. Smeulers (Speaker), B. Hola (Speaker)
19 Jun 2009

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

International Penal Practice

B. Hola (Speaker)
4 Sep 2009

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Criminology discovers international criminal law

A.L. Smeulers (Speaker), B. Hola (Speaker)
15 Feb 2009

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Sentencing at the ICTY

B. Hola (Speaker)
5 Sep 2008

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

ICTY Sentencing Practice

B. Hola (Speaker)
28 Nov 2008

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic