It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dorothy Makaza as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Dorothy is a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) scholar and a PhD candidate at the University of Hamburg. Her research aims to identify effective enforcement mechanisms in international law within the framework of African criminal justice. Her passsion and specializations lie in the fields of international criminal law, human rights law, international humanitarian law and conflict management.
Dorothy holds a master’s degree in human rights and conflict management from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy, as well as a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. In 2012, Dorothy interned for several months at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Institute for African Affairs). Thereafter, she worked for various international organizations, including Amnesty for Women, an organization she continues to be professionally affiliated with. Her first post will discuss the case of Onesphore Rwabukombe and universal jurisdiction. Heartfelt welcome!