It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Kinga Tibori-Szabó as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Kinga is currently an associate legal officer for the Legal Representative of Victims at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. She has also worked for the Defense at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and taught international humanitarian law at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands.
Kinga has a Bachelor of Law degree from the Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), an LL.M from Utrecht University (Netherlands) and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). Her doctoral monograph, Anticipatory Action in Self-Defence, was published by Springer/Asser Press in 2011 and was awarded the Lieber Prize of the American Society of International Law in 2012. She also earned an LL.M degree from New York University, which allowed her to become a member of the New York Bar in 2013.
Kinga’s fields of interest are the international law on the use of force, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Her introductory post today discusses the recent al-Shabaab attack in Kenya and the relevance of self-defense as a possible response. Heartfelt welcome!