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I am an experienced gender expert and adviser having worked with a range of international organisations, including the United Nations, the International Criminal Court and civil society organisations, with substantive expertise on rule of law and gender issues in (post-)conflict situations, human rights and international law, accountability for sexual & gender-based violence, reproductive violence, safeguarding/PSEA, and ethics and integrity questions, including sexual harassment in the workplace.

In my PhD thesis, I examined interactions between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and national accountability processes for sexual violence crimes in Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition to a Ph.D of Laws (2017), I hold an LL.M in Comparative European and International Law from the EUI (2014), an LL.M in Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2010), and a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht (2009).

I currently work in civil service in the Netherlands as ethics adviser on (the prevention of) misconduct in the workplace.  This blog is written in my personal capacity.

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