Introducing Daniela Kravetz

139eab5It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Daniela Kravetz as an IntLawGrrls contributor.

Daniela is an international criminal justice and gender practitioner. She currently works as a consultant for UN Women in Colombia supporting domestic efforts to prosecute wartime sexual violence. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, where she teaches a January term course on international criminal law and gender crimes.

Previously, she worked as a prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, where she was involved in cases against high-level leaders for war crimes committed in that region. She is now participating in a project of the ICTY’s Office of the Prosecutor aimed at documenting its legacy concerning the investigation and prosecution of sexual violence crimes, which will be published later this year.

Daniela has worked in the fields of international human rights and humanitarian law with different agencies, including the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This work has taken her to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Colombia, among other places. She regularly lectures on international criminal law and gender issues, and provides training to legal practitioners on the use of international criminal law to promote women’s human rights. Her research interests include gender issues in international criminal law, women’s rights in post-conflict societies, and legal advocacy. Daniela regularly tweets on these issues @KravetzDaniela.

Her first post will discuss recent developments in sexual violence jurisprudence in Colombia. Heartfelt welcome!

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