Author Archives: Will Jones

Diaspora as Anti-Politics: the case of Rwanda

The M23 Rebellion

Kicking off our new series on the politics of (im)mobility, Will Jones explores why the Rwandans that he spoke with were so reluctant to refer to themselves as members of the diaspora. Will is a Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre. He works with Alexander Betts on the project ‘The Nation […]

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Rwanda and the Commonwealth

Will Jones

Will Jones asks how we should see Rwanda’s new-found commonwealth membership: does the country meet the criteria for membership? How should we assess Rwanda’s democracy since 1994? Will its membership encourage further democratisation? Will Jones is a Junior Research Fellow in Social Sciences at Balliol College, Oxford, and a research at the University’s Refugee Studies Centre.

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The UNHCR is much better than its reputation in Uganda suggests (and needs to say so)

Will Jones

The proposed implementation of the Cessation Clause for some Rwandan refugees has prompted fierce debate. Two weeks ago, Will Jones travels to the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, in Uganda, to meet a group of refugees who have been campaigning against the move. This is his reflection from his visit. Will is a Research Officer at the Refugee […]

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The M23 rebellion: an (exceptionally provisional) attempt at some analysis

The M23 Rebellion

To say that the situation in Congo is fluid would be a chronic understatement. Conflict in the east of the country, and the regional dynamics that surround it, are changing by the hour. Here, Will Jones offers us his perspective on the ongoing M23 rebellion, and the roots from which this most recent conflict has […]

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On reflection: Rwanda’s gacacha courts

Will Jones

With Rwanda’s ever-controversial Gacaca courts coming to a close last month, commentators have been avidly debating their achievements and their legacy. In this opinion piece, Will Jones searches for analytic sense between the cutting critiques and vociferous praise of the courts’ detractors and supporters In June of this year, Rwanda completed an experiment in post-conflict […]

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