Following my research interest in transitional justice and human rights, I pursued my doctoral research at the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, where I was awarded my PhD in International Law (Transitional Justice and Human Rights).
I also hold an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. Prior to that, I received my legal education at the Universities of Geneva (Switzerland) and Freiburg (Germany). After qualifying as a lawyer, I practised law as an attorney in a private law firm for several years.
In addition, I have been engaged in human rights and humanitarian work with a range of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including work for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Uganda, for Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l´Homme (FIDH) in Rwanda and for the FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) in Germany.
Prior to working as a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, I have been teaching human rights and global justice related courses at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University College and the University of Ulster.
My teaching interests are concerned with human rights and transitional justice, inequality and social justice. My teaching also includes the right to health and the political economy of crime.
My primary research interests are centred around the question on how socio-economic rights and social justice frameworks, such as the capability approach (Sen, Nussbaum), can address social inequalities, with a particular focus on societies confronted with the demands of transitional justice.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
Master's programme in Applied Human Rights
'Enabling Transitional Justice, Restoring Capabilities: The Imperative of Participation and Normative Integrity', International Journal of Transitional Justice, 9/1 (2015), 10-32, http://ijtj.oxfordjournals.org/content/9/1/10.abstract
Human Rights Law: Cases. Edition 2014-2015. Co-Editor. The Hague.
International Criminal Court & Other Tribunals: Texts & Materials. Edition 2013-2014. Editor. The Hague.
'Working Together for Sustainable Peace: Conflict Resolvers and Human Rights Advocates in Sierra Leone'. Book Chapter. Co-Author (with A. Bartoli). In: Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context, edited by E. Babbitt and E. L. Lutz. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, New York 2009, http://www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/spring-2009/human-rights-conflict.html
'Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Action. Book Review of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Action', edited by M. A. Baderin and R. McCorquodale (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). In: Just News. Newsletter of the Committee on the Administration of Justice. Belfast, 2007
Post-Conflict Justice in Northern Ireland. Summer School on Human Rights and Transitional Justice: Regional Responses to Conflict. Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, The Hague, 2014
South Africa’s Response to Apartheid. Summer School on Human Rights and Transitional Justice: Regional Responses to Conflict. Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, The Hague, 2014
Transitional Justice and Socio-Economic Rights. Round Table Panel Discussion on “Truth, Justice and Rule of Law Reform”. Summer School on Human Rights and Transitional Justice. Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, The Hague, 2012
Rethinking Transitional Justice with Victims: Trauma recovery and violations of socio-economic rights. “Justice for Victims: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Conflict, Trauma and Reconciliation”. 14th International Symposium, World Society of Victimology, The Hague, 2012
Questioning the Scope of Transitional Justice. "Transitional Justice - Local Conflicts, Global Norms”. Conference, Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2010