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Maja Davidovic

Dr Maja Davidovic

Lecturer in International Relations

School of Law and Politics

+44 29225 12343
Law Building, Room 1.17, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Available for postgraduate supervision


I joined Cardiff University in 2021 as Lecturer in International Relations, with research expertise in transitional justice, international law, human rights, norms and knowledge production.

I completed my PhD in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University in 2022, where I also worked as a tutor. I also hold an MA in Human Rights from Central European University.

My doctoral research, for which I was awarded the Open Society Civil Society Scholar Award, investigated prevention of conflict repetition in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have published articles and essays in, among others, the International Journal of Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law Review, and Conflict, Security and Development.




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Maja Davidovic, 'The uses of transitional justice as a field' in Matthew Evans (ed.), Beyond Transitional Justice: Transformative Justice and the State of the Field (or Non-field) (Routledge 2022) 


Maja Davidovic, 'The Law of 'Never Again': Transitional Justice and the Transformation of the Norm of Non-Recurrence' (2021) 15(2)  International Journal of Transitional Justice 386 [open access]

Maja Davidović, 'Reconciling Complexities of Time in Criminal Justice and Transitional Justice' (2021) 21 International Criminal Law Review 935 [open access]


Maja Davidovic, 'Transform or perish? The crisis of transitional justice' (2019) Conflict, Security and Development 20(2) 293-302.

Maja Davidovic, 'Transformative Justice. Remedying Human Rights Violations Beyond Transition, by Matthew Evans' (2019) Peacebuilding 8(2) 257-259.


Maja Davidovic, 'Missing Babies in Serbia: Monetary Reparations Are Not Enough' (OxHRH Blog, 10 September 2018)


Maja Davidovic, 'Mother-Activism before the European Court of Human Rights: Gender sensitivity towards Kurdish mothers and wives in enforced disappearances cases' (2017) Kurdish Studies Journal,6 (1) 133-153.

Maja Davidovic, 'Rectification of racial discrimination after WWII: the case of restitution laws in Serbia'. (2017) Contemporary Southeastern Europe 4(1), 105-118.

Maja Davidovic, "Serbia's New Domestic Violence Law and the Istanbul Convention: Potential and Challenges" (OxHRH Blog, 22 May 2017)


PL9220 Gender, Sex and Death in Global Politics 

PL9197 Introduction to Globalisation

PL9228 International Security - Concepts and Issues

PL9299 International Law in a Changing World

Past modules:

PL9331 War and Society 

PL9224 Global Governance 

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