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Biography

I am an experienced gender justice expert and international lawyer, having worked with a range of international organisations such as the United Nations, the International Criminal Court and civil society organisations. My substantive expertise is on rule of law and gender issues in (post-)conflict situations, human rights and international law, accountability for sexual & gender-based violence, and ethics and integrity questions, including sexual harassment in the workplace and sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in the humanitarian and development sector. 

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. My general research interests include women’s rights and gender in international law, transitional justice, and the domestic implementation of international criminal law.

Having successfully defended my PhD on 12 October 2017, I currently work on ethics and integrity matters (sexual harassment, PSEA and anti-corruption) as the head of the integrity team with a large international NGO. 

In addition to a Ph.D of Laws, 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).

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