Thomas MacManus (Acting Director)Executive Board
Dr MacManus is Acting Director of ISCI and is based at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law. He holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Accounting from the University of Limerick (2002) which included one year at Tilburg University, an LLM (with Distinction) in International Law from the University of Westminster (2005) and a PhD in Law & Criminology from King’s College London (2011). Thomas was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2004 and the Role of Solicitors of Ireland in 2008. His current research focuses on civil society, especially in Burma and Colombia. Thomas is an Editor in Chief of State Crime Journal and Associate Editor of The International Journal of Human Rights.
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16 Dec 2014
ISCI successfully guest-edited openDemocracy from 15th – 19th December 2014
The International State Crime Initiative is proud to announce that it guest edited openDemocracy between 15th...
15 Sep 2014
Toxic Waste Dumping In Abidjan: Testimony Project
Late at night on the 19th of August 2006, 12 trucks drove away from the port at Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The trucks were...
12 Jun 2014
Religious Conversion Law Threatens Religious Freedom in Burma
[This is a Repost of the Media Statement released by the Chin Human Rights Organization on 12th June 2014]
20 Nov 2013
URGENT RELEASE: HUMANITARIAN SITUATION UPDATE FOR KACHIN STATE – FURTHER DISPLACEMENT OF IDPS NEAR NAM LIM PA VILLAGE
Despite the ongoing peace negotiations, skirmishes between the Myanmar government armed forces and the Kachin...
3 Nov 2013
Press release: Ongoing Burmese Army atrocities in Kachin State are undermining the peace process
New documentation by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) exposes recent atrocities by Burmese government...
5 Mar 2013
Myanmar/Burma: Lawyer Network and Justice Trust report on Letpadaung copper mine controversy
A report launched by the Lawyer Network (Myanmar) and Justice Trust (USA) on 14 February 2013 follows recent...
18 Oct 2012
State crime and the War on Terror: the trial of Ali Aarrass
ISCI describes first hand the experience of being part of the international delegation observing the trial of...
22 Jun 2011
FIDHOP, our partner in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, is run by Dr Boga (and please see below for an introductory video –
22 May 2011
Methodology Workshop April 2011
The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the innovative ways in which people who research state crime conduct their...
31 Oct 2010
Introducing State Crime in Ivory Coast
Upon independence from France in 1960, Ivory Coast adopted a distinctly ‘French’ approach to its constitution and...