Estelle Zinsstag is a senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology – KU Leuven (Belgium), and currently working on the FP7 project ALTERNATIVE. She publishes in the fields of sexual violence against women, transitional justice, and restorative justice.
She is also the managing editor of a new academic journal entitled Restorative Justice: an International Journal. Previously she has been a senior research officer at the European Forum for Restorative Justice, where she was leading a project funded by the European Commission on ‘Conferencing: A Way Forward for Restorative Justice in Europe’.
In 2008 she completed a PhD entitled ‘Sexual Violence against Women in Armed Conflict: Towards a Transitional Justice Perspective’ at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast (UK).