On September 22, Dr. Cyanne Loyle, Associate Professor of Political Science at Penn State, shared some of her work on rebel law and governance. This is an important area of scholarly inquiry, as rebel courts and judicial systems can be imposing institutions in the lives of the rebels who operate them and the citizens living under their jurisdiction. Rebel judiciaries challenge the ways that rules are made and enforced, potentially undermining state legitimacy and governance. As such, rebel courts have long term implications for the independence and functioning of the state judicial system once conflict has ended. We learned a great deal from Dr. Loyle and look forward to her next visit!
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