Jonas Bens is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Collaborative Research Centre "Affective Societies“ and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. He holds a law degree, as well as an M.A. and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. His research focuses mainly on legal and political anthropology, indigenous rights, transitional justice, and theories of democracy. He currently conducts an ethnographic research project on the International Criminal Court in The Hague and Northern Uganda focusing on sentiments of justice and the role of affects and emotions in international criminal law.