2016 – 2017 Visiting Fellows

Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh (UK)

Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh is a barrister at Matrix Chambers in London, specializing in public international law, human rights law, terrorism and criminal defense. She acts for and advises States, non governmental organisations and individuals on matters of domestic and international law, appearing before domestic and international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice. Blinne is Vice Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, in which capacity she is regularly called upon to conduct fact finding missions, trial observations and training for lawyers overseas, with a particular specialism in the Middle East. She is a graduate of Queens’ College Cambridge and holds an LLM from NYU. At Harvard, her research will focus on military courts in occupied territory.

Marie-Luisa Frick (Austria)

Marie-Luisa Frick holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Innsbruck and is currently Assistant Professor there at the Department of Philosophy. She has published on a wide range of human rights topics, including the history of human rights thoughts, ethics of human rights, Islam and international law/human rights, and women’s human rights. In addition to her academic tasks, she also is active in cultural diplomacy and has been contributing to religious dialogue conferences held by the Republic of Austria with Iran, Indonesia and China.  A passionate traveler, her research and information visits have led her to various countries around the globe. At Harvard, she will continue her research on questions related to the globalization/enculturation of human rights (thinking) – based on her recently completed habilitation treatise.

Antti Korkeakivi (Switzerland)

Antti Korkeakivi, a lawyer with degrees from Helsinki and Columbia Law Schools, is the Chief of the Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva (OHCHR). Before joining OHCHR in 2009, Antti worked for ten years in various capacities at the Council of Europe’s Directorate of Human Rights, including as the head of its minorities division, responsible for treaty monitoring and inter-governmental work. He has also worked as a legal advisor for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and as a news journalist. He has published widely on human rights, public international law and comparative constitutional law.

Joanne Neenan (UK)

Joanne Neenan is a Senior Assistant Legal Adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  She has held legal and policy roles within the UK diplomatic service, including: Head of the Human Rights, Peacekeeping and Conflict Prevention Team at the UK Mission to the United Nations and Senior UN Policy Officer in the UK Ebola Task Force. She is an experienced multilateral negotiator and speechwriter in UN fora and has represented the UK before domestic and international courts.

Joanne has lectured at the University of Oxford and School of Oriental and African Studies.  Her research interests include sexual violence in conflict, feminist legal theory and the UN thematic agendas.  Her current research focuses on survivor stigma and conflict related sexual violence.  Joanne holds an M.A. in Law with French Law from the University of Oxford and an L.L.M in Public International Law from the London School of Economics.

 

Yi-Yi Lee (Taiwan)

Yi-Yi Lee obtained her Ph.D from National Taiwan University College of Law in August 2014 and has since served as a postdoctoral research fellow there. Her academic interests comprise a variety of topics, including transitional justice, comparative constitutions, international human rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Yi-Yi was awarded the 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholarship to further explore the judicial strategy to transitional justice and the corresponding contexts in East Asia at Harvard.

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