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Chris Tenove is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Ethics and the Munk School of Global Affairs of the University of Toronto. He studies international relations and political theory, with an emphasis on issues of global governance and global justice.

Chris received his PhD in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. His research brings together International Relations scholarship and political theory, primarily democratic theory, to explore the relationship between global governance institutions and the people who are most affected by them. His doctoral dissertation, Justice and Inclusion in Global Politics: Victim Representation and the International Criminal Court, was supervised by Richard Price and Mark Warren.  As a PhD student and journalist he has conducted considerable research on international criminal justice and victims of international crimes. This research has been funded by SSHRC,  the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, the Liu Institute for Global Issues and CIGI’s Africa Initiative.

Chris has also received an M.A. in Rhetoric (University of California, Berkeley) and an M.J. in Journalism (University of British Columbia).



With Peter Dixon. (2013). “International Criminal Justice as a Transnational Field: Rules, Authority and Victims.” International Journal of Transitional Justice.  7 (3): 393-412.



“The Inclusion of Intended Beneficiaries by International Organizations: Normative and Empirical Arguments.” (Under review)

“Domination and Usurpation in Peacekeeping Operations: On the Power and Accountability of International Organizations.” (Under Review)



“Diaspora, Digital Technologies and Transitional Justice.” (Invited paper for special journal edition)

“Does the International Criminal Court Empower Victims?” (Working paper)

“The Digital Shift in Transitional Justice: Cyber Threats and Transnational Engagements.” (Working paper)




(2016). “Networking Peace: The Digital Dimensions of Conflict and Peacebuilding.” Department of Global Affairs Canada. (International Policy Ideas Challenge 2016.)

(2013). “International Justice for Victims? Assessing the International Criminal Court from Victims’ Perspectives in Kenya and Uganda.” Waterloo, Canada: Centre for International Governance Innovation.

(2013). “Problems and Delays in the Trials of Khmer Rouge Leaders.” Cambodia: Genocide and Persecution Series. Michigan: Greenhaven Publishing. 132-140.



With Asad Kiyani. (2011). “Fact-Finding without Facts: The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions, by Nancy A. Combs. Victims’ Rights and Advocacy at the International Criminal Court, by T. Markus Funk. Rethinking International Criminal Law: Restorative Justice and the Rights of Victims in the International Criminal Court, by Godfrey M. Musila.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 5 (3): 519–529.