Erin Baines

Associate Professor
Liu Institute for Global Issues

Erin Baines is an Associate Professor at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia.  Her research interests include transitional justice; the politics of humanitarianism and forced displacement; and, the study of gender and armed conflict, with a regional focus on northern Uganda.  Her publications include Buried in the Heart: Women, Complex Victimhood and the War in Northern Uganda (Cambridge, 2016); Vulnerable Bodies: Gender, the UN and the Global Refugee Crisis (Ashgate 2004); and editor of a life history of a woman who spent eleven years inside the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), I Am Evelyn Amony: Life in and After the LRA (University of Wisconsin, 2015).  She has published articles on gender, responsibility and transitional justice, DDR, social repair, symbolic violence and forced marriage in the Journal of Peace Research, the International Journal of Transitional Justice (IJTJ), African Affairs, the Journal of Modern African Studies, and the Journal of Human Rights. Erin sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Transitional Justice and the Journal of Narrative Politics and is the Co-founder of the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) in Gulu, Uganda.

Primary Recipient Awards

International Research Roundtables, Erin Baines, 2017

Erin Baines
Pilar Riaño-Alcalá

Memory and Civic Responsibility During and After Mass Violence
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, School of Social Work, UBC; Dr. Erin Baines, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC

Wall Solutions, Erin Baines, 2016

Erin Baines
Wall Solutions

Reparations for war-time sexual violence in northern Uganda

Principal Investegator: Dr. Erin Baines, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC

Partners: Ms. Beini Ye, REDRESS, UK; Ms. Evelyn Amony, WAN Uganda

Human rights reports have documented an increase in the rates of mass rape, abduction and forced marriage of girls and women by armed groups in wartime globally. UN Resolution 2106 (July 2013) condemns such violations, and UN Resolution 2122 (October 2013) insists on women’s active participation in prevention and response. In northern Uganda, thousands of girls and women who were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) between 1987 and 2006 have since returned to their communities where they live in extreme poverty, have little to no access to justice and face social stigma. Often communities reject survivors and their children.  This project will work in close collaboration with REDRESS and the Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) – a network of 900 survivors in northern Uganda – to explore the possibilities of reparations for survivors and their children.

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