Alicia is a researcher at the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based in QMUL’s School of Law. Alicia is currently in the final year of her doctoral studies. Alicia’s research investigates the way in which ‘rebel governance’, specifically, armed opposition groups’ strategic engagement with international humanitarian law, is wielded in resistance to state violence.
Previously Alicia worked on two ESRC funded projects with ISCI, both led by Professor Penny Green: 1) Resisting State Crime: A Comparative Study of Civil Society, 2011-14; and 2) Rapid Descent into Genocide in Myanmar?, 2014-15, as one of two lead researchers. The project investigated the extent to which the persecution of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya constitutes genocidal practice. ISCI’s research was conducted within a state crime framework wherein genocide is understood as a process, building over a period of years, and involving an escalation in the dehumanisation and persecution of the target group. ISCI published its results in October 2015: Green, P., MacManus, T., de la Cour Venning, A. ‘Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar’, concluding that the Myanmar government was in fact engaged in genocidal practices against the Rohingya.
Alicia has also worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Nigeria and Vienna.
- Alicia de la Cour Venning interviewed for Expresso about the treatment of the Rohingya by the Myanmar government
9 April 2018
- Alicia de la Cour Venning, Dr Thomas MacManus and Professor Penny Green write on exposing the genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya
23 October 2017
- ISCI's Alicia de la Cour Venning and Dr Thomas MacMannus speak to The Diplomat on the Rohingya Crisis
21 September 2017
- Alicia de la Cour Venning writes on the Rohingya crisis for the Conversation
15 September 2017
- ISCI Researcher, Alicia de la Cour Venning, interviewed by TRT World on the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
5 September 2017
- Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar, warn state crime academics
28 November 2016
- International Detention Coalition in Conversation with QMUL's International State Crime Initiative
6 July 2015
- ISCI Researcher, Alicia de la Cour Venning, interviewed by CNN on the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
20 May 2015