It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dieneke de Vos as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Dieneke is a women’s human rights advocate and academic with a background in international relations and international law. She is currently a PhD Candidate at the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy. Her general research interests include women’s rights and gender in international law, transitional justice, and the domestic implementation of international criminal law. Her PhD thesis examines interactions between the International Criminal Court and national accountability processes for sexual violence crimes in Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Having worked for civil society, the International Criminal Court, and in academia, she has experience monitoring and evaluating legal, practical, and institutional obstacles to the effective investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes from various perspectives at both the international and national level. Dieneke holds an LLM in Comparative European and International Law from the EUI, an LLM in Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht.
Her first post will discuss the ICC Ongwen confirmation hearing and forced marriage. Heartfelt welcome!