Name: Penny Green
Job Title: Director of the International State Crime Initiative, Professor in Law and Globalisation
Department: School of Law
Type of Engagement: Media Engagement, Collaborative Research
Publics: Non-Governmental Organisations, Victims of State Crime, General Public
Penny Green is the Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), a cross-disciplinary research centre working to further understanding of state crime. In their understanding this covers state organisational deviance resulting in human rights violations. This includes crimes committed, instigated, or condoned by state agencies or by non-state entities that control substantial territory.
The ISCI acts as an interdisciplinary forum for research, reportage and debate, using both empirical and theoretical enquiry to connect rigorous research with emancipatory activism, engaging with NGOs, documentary makers, activists and the general public.
The ISCI work with a range of publics for research and dissemination purposes, including:
- engaging with NGOs to share information and expertise,
- involving young people from the countries affected by state crime in research placements,
- using media and events to publicise research and situations through: book launches; documentary screenings; publications and journals; public debates and awareness weeks.
Recent activity includes the ‘Genocide in Myanmar: the Annihilation of the Rohingya’ week in November 2015. This week involved events, talks, film & photography to raise international awareness of the state-sponsored actions being taken against the Rohingya in Burma.