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Arnold Gesase


Freie Universität Berlin

Human Rights Under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics

Department of Law

PhD Candidate

Field of Research: The International Criminal Court's Reparation System - The Role of States

Boltzmannstraße 3
—14195 Berlin

Arnold studied law at Universities in Tanzania, South Africa, and Germany. He received his LL.B from the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). In 2013, he was a student at the South African-German Center for Transnational Criminal Justice and he graduated in March 2014 with an LL.M (Cum Laude) in Transnational Criminal Justice from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany). After undergraduate studies, he worked as a law intern for one year at Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Subsequently, he worked with Mzumbe University (based in Tanzania) for one year as a tutorial assistant in law. Until August 2015, Arnold served as a legal officer with the government of Tanzania.

Arnold’s research topic concerns enforcement of the right to reparations in atrocity crime environments. His research topic is entitled "The International Criminal Court's Reparation System: The Role of States".

The proposed research concept proceeds from the assumption that the quest for justice should look beyond the perpetrators by also focusing on the victims. While prosecutions are important, not all the perpetrators could be brought to book in mass crime situations. That underscores the need to promote and safeguard the provision of reparations so that victims can return to normalcy. The study provides a critical look at the ICC's reparation mandate in order to determine whether victims can have access to effective, adequate, and prompt redress as required under international human rights law.

Freie Universität Berlin
The Minerva Center for Human Rights
Menschenrechtszentrum Uni Potsdam
DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Einstein Foundation Berlin
Dahlem Research School