My research focuses on the development of collective reparations within international human rights law, international criminal law, and transitional justice. In order to get a better understanding of collective reparations and its development in international law, I conduct a qualitative content analysis of the case law of the particular courts. The cases dealing with gross human rights violations are coded in MAXQDA2018, a software program that is developed for qualitative content analysis. Thereafter, the coded decisions are searched for patterns in the decisions, such as statements and rulings that are repeated or that changed over time. In addition, relations between several key codes, such as the beneficiaries, the specific violations, and reasons given by the court for the provision of specific reparative measures are analyzed.

Recent publications

  1. Trial and (potential) error - Conflicting visions on reparations with…

    Balta, A., Bax, M., & Letschert, R. (2018). Trial and (potential) error: Conflicting visions on reparations within the ICC system. International Criminal Justice Review, 1-28.
  2. Qualitative content analysis for the study of legal instruments - Unr…

    Bax, M. (2018). Qualitative content analysis for the study of legal instruments: Unraveling the concept of collective reparations in legal and quasi-legal institutions. In Methoden van onderziek in het strafrecht, de criminologie en de victimologie (pp. 21-34). Wolters Kluwer.

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