Previous interns and collaborators

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Joanna Stawska

Intern from April to December 2012

Joanna Stawska is a law student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and an intern at the ICLHR Initiative. She is particularily interested in the different aspects of public international law as well as issues concerning human rights protection. She has gained some experience working with a German NGO "Campus15" and volunteering for the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. Privately, she is a passionate traveller. Ms. Stawska is contributing to programming of ICLHR Initiative's actions, and helping with Polish-English translation.



Tattybubu Adysheva

Tattybubu Adysheva is a 3rd year student at the American University of Central Asia majoring International and Business Law in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She has volunteered at the Salvation Army, Unity Fund, ACCELS and in the actions taken during the “16 days of Activism to end Gender Violence”. Currently, she works at the ecological NGO “MoveGreen” which aims to change people`s view about the environment and to start using the 3R method (reuse, recycle, reduce the garbage).

Nienke BoskmaNienke Boskma is currently pursuing an LL.M. Degree in International Law and the Law of International Organizations, Specialization Human Rights, at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She obtained her LL.B. Degree in International and European Law in the summer of 2012, and is presently a research assistant at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Groningen. Interested in international human rights law and criminal law, she intends to explore these areas further through participation in the Core International Crimes Database project.

E-mail: boskma[dot]nienke[at]gmail[dot]com

 jane-hunterJane Hunter graduated with a Law LLB from the University of Glasgow, where she studied courses such as United Nations Law and International Criminal Law. As part of her degree she studied at the University of British Columbia Canada, completing courses in the Law of Armed Conflict, Human Rights and Advanced Criminal Law. She also holds a LL.M in International Law, focusing on public international law, from the University of Glasgow. Her dissertation focused on the legality of the removal of Head of State immunity by the ICC where a State was referred to the Court by the UN Security Council. She is currently working at a criminal defence law firm in Scotland. Her interests primarily lie in the laws of armed conflict and the prosecution and trial of individuals before international tribunals.

Yusuke Hara

Intern from December 2012 - beginning 2013

Yusuke holds an LLM specialising in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict (Nottingham) together with a Diploma of Law (London) and Bsc in Asia Pacific Studies (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University). Until recently, he was an intern in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Prior to that, he had undertaken several internships at a UN tribunal and international and local human rights NGOs. His interests include international criminal law, transitional justice and victims’ rights.

christelle-meda photoChristelle Meda

Intern from April - June 2013

Christelle Meda is currently enrolled in a master programme in humanitarian and human rights law at Evry University in France. Her final paper will focus on the international tribunals and sex crimes. She holds a certificate in English legal studies from University College of London and a master degree in comparative law from Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. She interned in a court of appeal at Créteil in the child division. Her academic interests lie in the international criminal law and humanitarian law, particularly in the prosecution of individuals before international tribunals, and also in the rights of victims and in terrorism as a legal problem.

Katarina UhalovaKatarina Uhalova


Intern in 2013


Juris Doctor (JD) 2015 candidate at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law in Ontario, Canada, where she concentrates on International Law. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in International Relations/Comparative Politics from Kean University in New Jersey, USA, where she also studied History and Global Studies. During her Master's Degree, Katarina wrote an extended research paper on the Philosophical, Theological, and Legal Aspects of the Holocaust, which deepened her interest in international law and human rights and brought her to the ICLHR Initiative. During her first year of law, she studied Public International Law and was a student representative for the International Law Student Association (ILSA). Prior to law school, Katarina was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pennsylvania, USA. She was born in Slovakia, but moved to United States at age 18, and speaks Slovak, Czech, Polish, German, and English.

OlaAleksandra Dłubak

Collaborator until May 2014

Aleksandra holds a Masters degree in Law, obtained at the University of Wrocław, Poland. Her thesis on the immunities of high state officials in relation to their individual responsibility in international criminal law was awarded the first prize in the faculty’s thesis competition. She also holds a LL.M. in International Law & Security from the University of Glasgow, where she submitted her final dissertation titled ‘Problems surrounding arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court: a decade of judicial practice’. Recently, she took part in a specialisation course organised by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) in Syracuse, Italy, the topic of which was the patterns of transnational organised crime. Aleksandra has published a number of academic articles and successfully took part in a moot court competition. She is interested in various forms of international criminal justice and problems hindering its effectiveness, as well as in the relationship between international law and politics and interstate mechanisms on the international arena.


PriscillaPriscilla Dudhia

Collaborated in 2012-2013

Priscilla holds an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics, as part of which she studied international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international law on the use of force. Until January 2013, she was a consultant at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, in the Human Rights Department. Formerly, Priscilla volunteered as a caseworker at the Aire Centre in London, where she provided legal advice on European immigration and human rights law to vulnerable individuals. Priscilla's LLM thesis, in which she achieved a distinction, was entitled "New Wars and Old Laws: The Status of Private Security and Military Contractors under International Humanitarian Law". She continues to develop her expertise on the subject, particularly with regards to accountability mechanisms. She is also interested in the legal and ethical considerations surrounding the use of unmanned aerial combat vehicles.

E-mail: priscilla[dot]dudhia[at]googlemail[dot]com


Sophie Capicchiano Young is in her final year of Master of Laws at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.  Concurrently, she is studying a Master of Criminology at Monash University.  Previous to this, Sophie completed a Master of Applied Linguistics, also at Monash University. In 2014, Sophie will participate in the Summer School for International Criminal Law at Leiden University in The Hague and the International Summer School for Forced Migration at Oxford University, UK.  After living and studying in Italy and Spain, Sophie has resettled in Melbourne and works for a national branch of a global consulting company in addition to the collaborative work she does with ICLHR.

E-mail: sophie[dot]capicchiano[at]googlemail[dot]com

Clara Gresser holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Edinburgh, where she focused on environmental law and human rights and wrote her final paper on the integration of the Aarhus convention into the EU law. She also holds a Master in International Law from the University of Strasbourg where she wrote her dissertation on neutrality status, and graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in International and European studies (IEP-Sciences Po Strasbourg) where she studied politics, economics and European law.

E-mail: clara[dot]gch[at]hotmail[dot]fr

Klaudia Niedzielska is a trainee legal counsel. She graduated from Law Faculty at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. Her thesis concerned nationality of legal persons regarded as a condition of exercising diplomatic protection. During her studies, she was a member of International and European Law Students Association. As part of her studies, she participated in Erasmus Programme at University Paris X Nanterre where, inter alia, she completed a course in international criminal law.

Wojciech Deptuła holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Law awarded by the University of Warsaw. He previously cooperated with one of the International Criminal Court's defence teams and during his studies he gained professional experience completing internships at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the European Parliament. His research interests focus on international criminal and humanitarian law as well as conflict studies.


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