It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back previous IntLawGrrls contributor Margaret M. deGuzman.
Meg is associate professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where she teaches criminal law, international criminal law, and transitional justice. Her scholarship focuses on the role of international criminal law in the global legal order, with a particular emphasis on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Her recent publications have addressed such issues as how the concept of gravity of crimes affects the legitimacy of international criminal law, the relationship between international criminal law and the responsibility to protect doctrine, proportionate international sentencing, and the selection of cases and situations for ICC investigation and prosecution. She is currently participating in an international expert group studying the proposed addition of criminal jurisdiction to the mandate of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Before joining the Temple faculty, Meg clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law in San Francisco for six years, specializing in criminal defense. Her cases involved charges ranging from insider trading and trade secret theft to mail fraud and drug trafficking. Meg also served as a legal advisor to the Senegal delegation at the Rome Conference where the ICC was created and as a law clerk in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.
Meg holds a Ph.D. from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland (2015). She received her J.D. from Yale Law School as well as an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a B.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Darou N’diar, Senegal.
Meg’s first post on the new site will discuss the need to de-link RtoP from international criminal law. Welcome back!